Locals urged to keep Tweed beautiful

WATERSPORT operator Trevor “Big Trev” Arbon spends seven days a week at Jack Evans Boat Harbour.

So it is important to him that visitors keep the popular Tweed Heads spot free of litter in order to protect the environment and marine life.

This Sunday, Big Trev will lead a massive rubbish collection effort as the co-ordinator for Clean Up Australia Day's Tweed Heads site.

He is encouraging others to come down and help him keep the local area beautiful.

“I've been doing Clean Up Australia Day for the past 12 years,” Big Trev said.

“We need people to come down and help.

“We send family groups in different directions, across to Duranbah and up to Point Danger.

“Everyone is welcome - the more the merrier - to come and keep our area beautiful.”

According to Clean Up Australia, Aussies are among the highest producers of waste in the world.

More than 80 million plastic bags are dumped across the country each year, endangering wildlife and marine life.

Last year, about 60 people arrived at Jack Evans Boat Harbour to support the national event.

Big Trev said it was a good way for families to enjoy quality time.

He said participants should bring a hat, sunglasses and gloves. He will provide the garbage bags.

People are asked to meet at the paddle boat hire at 10am (NSW).

Afterwards, a barbecue lunch will be available to participants thanks to Twin Towns Services Club.

Other Clean Up sites are registered at Kingscliff, Murwillumbah, Uki, Cabarita, Pottsville, Fingal Head, Banora Point and Tumbulgum.

Tweed Shire Council will collect all waste gathered.

Our bad habit
  • Australians are among the highest producers of waste per person in the world
  • An estimated 7 billion cigarette butts end up in Australian waterways, streets and parklands each year
  • 80 million plastic bags are dumped in Australia each year


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