BIN IT DON'T SLING IT: Matthew Visona picks up rubbish with the Kepnock Scout Group at Lake Ellen as part of the Keep Australia Beautiful campaign on Sunday, 1 March 2015. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
BIN IT DON'T SLING IT: Matthew Visona picks up rubbish with the Kepnock Scout Group at Lake Ellen as part of the Keep Australia Beautiful campaign on Sunday, 1 March 2015. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

Locals out in force to keep Bundy clean

BUNDABERG locals hits the streets, beaches, parks and waterways for Clean Up Australia Day as community groups call for more effective action to stop pollution.

Clean Up Australia chairman Ian Kiernan called on the State Government to phase-out single use plastic bags and introduce a container deposit scheme

Yesterday, Michelle Miedecke led the Kepnock Scout Group through Lake Ellen to pick up rubbish, while Sugarland McDonalds had a team patrolling Takalvan and Heidke Sts.

John Morton and his wife Chris have been collecting rubbish on a 7km section of Goodwood Rd for about four days.

"Towards the end I did my back so she had to continue alone," he said.

"We picked up about 40 bags with tire tread, bottles, a few bongs and even a five dollar note."

Clean Up Australia, the Boomerang Alliance of 31 groups and Wildlife Queensland have joined forces to launch a 100-day campaign to call for effective action to stop litter, particularly plastic pollution in Queensland.



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