SurfStitch's Clean Up Australia Day!

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posted by James Willmott

Clean Up Australia Day, it’s a day we should all be proud to be apart of! The day itself originated in 1989 thanks to the brilliance of a Sydney man, with the simple idea to clean up his own backyard throughout Sydney Harbour. After an enormous public response, the day officially launched the very next year and now has become a day of true national pride.

When it comes down to it, there is one  message, “To inspire and work with communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment.”

This year alone, around 682,245 volunteers have already removed an estimated 16,657.4 tonnes from 7,117 registered locations all around the country.

We here at SurfStitch love being apart of great causes, especially when it comes to the environment and our local break, Burleigh Heads. That being said, we decided to gather up a crew and hit the very place that brings us so much joy for a good old fashion clean up! We explored the parks and headland, removing everything from broken bottles to sheets of plastic, most of which were hidden so deep in the rocks the local council would never know it was even there.

Check out some of the shots from the day and be sure to come join next year!

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To see more on how The SurfStitch Group is helping the environment all over the world, check out The Plastic Project here.