These kids are in the front-line in the battle to Clean Up Australia.
For the past 20 years the members of the 2nd Caringbah Cubs and Scouts have taken part in Clean Up Australia Day, the past 15 years at Kareena Park.
And they can finally report back from the front-line that they are winning the battle.
“There was a lot less rubbish this year,” the 2nd Caringbah Club Leader, Christine Edney said. “We have been cleaning this site for 15 years and it is getting cleaner.”
This year 2nd Caringbah Cubs and Scouts were joined by the Caringbah District Girl Guides.
At total of 25 cubs, scouts, girl guides and their siblings ranging in age from four to 14 and supported by their parents collected nine bags of rubbish from the foreshore at Kareena Park, behind Camellia Gardens.
“There was a lot of plastic, a lot of cigarette butts, a couple of needles, chip bags and a lot of Maccas wrappings that would have been washed down in the stormwater.
“This year was a lot cleaner than usual. Usually there is a lot of fisherman’s gear but there was not so much this year.
“It is getting cleaner, but there’s still a lot of cigarette butts and plastic.There was not much paper anymore, just lot of plastic.”
This year a total of 587,962 volunteers took part in Clean Up Australia Day at 7253 sites across Australia.
This was a 14 per cent increase in sites and a four per cent increase in volunteers on 2017.
Preliminary results show about 6,5604 tonnes of rubbish was collected in NSW.