Citizens of the Ocean, working with Return and Earn to ensure no waste enters our waters What About You?Come to us for your 10cent refunds and recycling of your drink bottles and cansBook a collection
A clean environment is crucial to our quality of life. Sydney is one of the most beautiful cities in the world – a magnificent harbour, fringed by white sandy beaches and beautiful parks and waterways…yet those wonders (and the lucrative tourist dollar), are threatened by the plague of plastic and other rubbish proliferating in our waterways and coastline. There is already a huge effort being made to take back the rubbish with state and local governments spending over $150 million each year combating litter. Businesses and home owners spend even more, and every week dozens of groups are cleaning up beaches, parks and streets. Despite these efforts, we still had a lot of drink container litter, including plastic which becomes plastic pollution in the oceans.
With Return and Earn, the cash for containers refund scheme having begun in NSW in December 2017, there is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a big impact on the war on waste!
To that end, we have founded CitizenBlue to earn funds from the Return and Earn drink bottle and can refund scheme at our Five Dock depot, to help you recycle and support our programs to stop waste to water.
We invite business, government, community groups and you to join us in making Sydney the cleanest city in the world!
Click here to learn more about how we’ll do it.
Many of our larger coastal communities are really struggling to cope with the flood of rubbish imported into their towns. Most communities’ stormwater and sewage runs down our mountains and foothills, before being disgorged into the ocean, already struggling with a tourist and visitor population that can double the waste generated by its residents.
Five of our members (Boomerang Alliance, CleanUp Australia, Green Connect, Landcare, Surfrider Foundation) have programs to bring community, business and government together to help make your community rubbish free. Please register your interest here or click on each group’s link.