CLEAN AND GREEN: Member for Ipswich West, Wayne Wendt, and friends help out with the clean up.
CLEAN AND GREEN: Member for Ipswich West, Wayne Wendt, and friends help out with the clean up.

Wendt fights for clean future

A WORKING party including State Member for Ipswich West, Wayne Wendt, gave up a few hours of their time on Sunday to clear away rubbish that has accumulated around the Ironbark/Blacksoil area.

“This has become an annual event for this neighbourhood, a good opportunity to work together to improve our local environment,” Mr Wendt said.

“A lot of the material we collected is the type that could and should have been recycled, such as plastic bags and bottles, chip packets etc. so it's a shame that this ends up by the roadside, adding to environmental pollution and presenting risks to the safety of our birds and wildlife.

“Queensland unfortunately has the lowest rate of recycling in the country, and this is something that we'd like to see change in the future.

“The more careful we are, the less work there will be for volunteer groups like these, and the less rubbish we'll find blocking our drains, creeks and waterways,” Mr Wendt said.

A number of Clean Up Australia projects were organised on local levels, and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service rangers also organised clean ups in National Parks areas.


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