Clean Up Australia Day is the nation's largest community-based mobilisation event, and last year more than 680,000 volunteers removed over 15,000 ute loads of rubbish from the 6,901 registered locations across the country.
Australia creates 2.5 million tonnes of plastic waste each year and only 12% of this is recycled with the remainder ending up in our parks, roadsides, bush, waterways, oceans or in landfill as rubbish.
The Barossa Council are committed to improving waste management in the region, with the goal to 'waste less, recycle more', and encourage community to consider getting involved in local clean up event on Sunday 1 March.
Mayor Bim Lange says "Clean Up Australia Day events are a great opportunity for individuals and groups to get actively involved in caring for the community, and to make a contribution to keeping our Barossa beautiful."
To join or to register a Clean Up event go to cleanup.org.au.
 National Waste Report 2018, Department of the Environment and Energy