Sydney Airport volunteers took time out to collect rubbish and litter along Tower Beach next to the airport last Friday as part of Clean Up Australia Day.
Sydney Airport General Manager Corporate Affairs Sally Fielke said about 12 airport staff collected a total of 24 bags of rubbish along the beach including plastics, broken glass, food wrappers and even an old VCR player.
“Tower Beach is a much-loved patch of our surrounding environment and one that’s always popular with locals and our airport community,” Ms Fielke said.
“We’re committed to looking after it and Sydney Airport volunteers last week rolled up their sleeves to help tidy it up as part of Clean Up Australia Day.
“We all have a responsibility to keep our city, state and nation beautiful and we’re proud to do our part.”
Bayside Council mayor Bill Saravinovski thanked the volunteers.
“By simply picking up rubbish, we protect and beautify the environment and our own health,” he said.
“I am proud of everyone, including the volunteers from Sydney Airport, who are involved in cleaning up our foreshore, rivers and parks. Thank you so much.”
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.