Bin It – You know it’s right! Fraser Coast

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Fraser Coast Environment Portfolio Councillor David Lewis with Litter Ambassador Sue Reid and BMRG project officer, Jacinta Jowett, kick off the ‘Bin It — You know it’s right!’ awareness campaign in Hervey Bay. The only place for litter is in the bin, so let’s do everything we can to stop our rubbish becoming litter.

Fraser Coast Environment Portfolio Councillor David Lewis with Litter Ambassador Sue Reid and BMRG project officer, Jacinta Jowett, kick off the ‘Bin It — You know it’s right!’ awareness campaign in Hervey Bay. The only place for litter is in the bin, so let’s do everything we can to stop our rubbish becoming litter.

It seems that a little litter can go a long way to polluting Fraser Coast towns, beaches and countryside. A thin layer of litter across the region is unsightly for residents and tourists, and represents a real threat to our environment.

Fraser Coast Environment Portfolio Councillor, David Lewis said litter has far-reaching costs and consequences for the region, which relies heavily on the natural beauty and abundant wildlife that draws tourists from around the world.

“We all know it’s right to put our rubbish in the bin or take it to waste facilities,” he said. “We need to find ways to reduce the amount of waste generated and to make sure that our rubbish is always disposed of carefully.”

“Remote beach or bush locations are not the place to leave rubbish that contaminates the natural environments and poses a direct threat to natural habitats, wildlife and marine creatures,” said Cr Lewis. Read More

Bin It – You know it’s right! Bundaberg

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Bundaberg Regional Council Mayor Jack Dempsey (seated, right) and Cr Bill Trevor (seated, left) with Litter Ambassadors Trish Garrad (standing, left) and Anne Whalley (seated, centre) and BMRG project officer, Jacinta Jowett (standing, right), kick off the 'Bin It – You know it's right' awareness campaign in Bundaberg. The only place for rubbish is in the bin, so let's do everything we can to stop our rubbish becoming litter.

Bundaberg Regional Council Mayor Jack Dempsey (seated, right) and Cr Bill Trevor (seated, left) with Litter Ambassadors Trish Garrad (standing, left) and Anne Whalley (seated, centre) and BMRG project officer, Jacinta Jowett (standing, right), kick off the ‘Bin It – You know it’s right’ awareness campaign in Bundaberg. The only place for rubbish is in the bin, so let’s do everything we can to stop our rubbish becoming litter.

It seems that a little litter can go a long way to polluting towns, beaches and countryside in the Bundaberg region. A thin layer of litter across the region is unsightly for residents and tourists, and  represents a real threat to our environment.

Bundaberg Regional Council Mayor Jack Dempsey said occurrences of littering and illegal dumping were an unfortunate reality throughout the region.

“These thoughtless acts are not only damaging to our environment but are also eroding the great lifestyle we enjoy here in the Bundaberg region,” Mayor Dempsey said.

“Some of our best assets are the unique natural areas, welcoming parks and pristine waterways where littering and illegal dumping is occurring. By leaving rubbish in these areas we are threatening the future of our natural environment and detracting from the visual amenity of the region.”

Mayor Dempsey urged residents to make some changes and to do everything possible to stop rubbish becoming litter. Read More