Make a clean start

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - FIT FOR BUSINESS -

EVER wanted to make a dif­fer­ence to the en­vi­ron­ment but did not know where to start?

July marks the start of Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group’s Cleaner Com­mu­ni­ties cam­paign – a big push across all our news­pa­pers and on­line to get lo­cal peo­ple to think a bit more care­fully about the im­pact they have on the en­vi­ron­ment.

Pre­mier Mark McGowan has thrown his sup­port be­hind the cam­paign, say­ing it was im­por­tant for good habits to start in the home.

“It’s all about ap­ply­ing com­mon sense and mak­ing re­cy­cling and waste man­age­ment a part of ev­ery­day life,” he said.

“It’s good to start when your kids are young, so ini­tia­tives like this are in­grained in their for­ma­tive years.

“As a fam­ily we al­ways bin our rub­bish prop­erly.

“We put aside re­cy­cling and do a bin sort as we go.

“Although it seems ba­sic, this is some­thing we all could do to con­trib­ute to a cleaner com­mu­nity.”

Mr McGowan’s re­cently elected State Gov­ern­ment has a num­ber of ini­tia­tives in place to re­duce waste and help the en­vi­ron­ment – in­clud­ing the Waste Wise Schools pro­gram – and is in­ves­ti­gat­ing a Statewide ban on sin­gle-use plas­tic bags. “It’s im­por­tant that we all do our bit to pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment and be as ef­fi­cient as we can be,” he said.

“There is a role for ev­ery­one to play in waste man­age­ment, re­duc­tion and keep­ing com­mu­ni­ties clean.”

Over the next month, we’ll bring you lo­cal sto­ries about peo­ple keep­ing their com­mu­ni­ties clean, as well as some prac­ti­cal tips you can use to help in your own way.

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