Volunteers enjoying the 2019 K’Gari Community Clean Up – get involved this year
The Fraser Island annual Community Beach Clean Up is in its third year and will be held on October 16-18.
Organisers want you to get involved with one of Australia’s best voluntourism programmes – simply grab a bag, fill it up with rubbish and drop it off at The Beachcamp Eco Retreat or Cathedral Beach Shop on Fraser Island to be collected and sorted by 10am on Sunday 18.
One of the organisers, Hana from Drop Bear Adventures, said: “Now, more than ever, being part of a community is so important for us all.
“Our Beach Clean Up is the biggest community event on our calendar and we are so thankful that it can still go ahead.
“Having spent years now cleaning up the beach, I believe promoting a closed loop recycling system and the reduction of single use plastics is the best and most simple thing we can all do today to make a difference for tomorrow.
“So much of what we do is focused on education, on the importance of our recycling system. We sort and collate all the weight and count pieces found in over 30 waste categories and repurpose as much as possible.
“In some cases, such as bottle caps that cannot be recycled through our council recycling facilities, we have partnered with Ocean Crusaders who are piloting a brand new technology.