On Friday 3rd of March, students from Eastern Fleurieu School, Strathalbyn R-6 campus will join GWLAP to contribute to Clean Up Australia Day. Upper primary classes will be collecting rubbish along the Angas River and junior primary classes will be doing their bit cleaning up around the school.
Students have been learning about the impacts of litter on our environment, particularly our waterways, coastline and ocean.
Marine wildlife ingest pollutants causing dehydration, damage to internal organs or starvation. Most plastic never biodegrades, it breaks down into smaller pieces known as micro plastics. These plastics consist of toxic chemicals which enter the food chain via marine animals.
Wildlife entanglement in debris can cause drowning, suffocation, strangulation, starvation and lethal wounds.
Litter impacts on our economy as well as our environment, by polluting natural areas which support our tourism, leisure and fishing industries.
The first official Clean Up Australia Day was held in January 1990 and over the past 26 years, Australians have devoted more than 31 million hours towards the environment through Clean Up Australia Day and collected over 331 thousand tonnes of rubbish.
Because when rubbish is gone, nature can carry on…