Cleaning up is no Holiday
HOLIDAY Inn’s normally glamorous staff became rubbish collectors for a day when they took to Flinders Central as part of Business Clean Up Australia Day earlier this week.
But when it came to removi ng waste, t hes e ‘ ‘ b l a c k sheep’’ cleaners collected much more than three bags full.
Sarah Martin, Kate Davis and Stephanie Lewis were part of the hotel’s clean-up team which amassed an impressive 75kg ( 15 bags) during the day.
‘‘ We found some interesting items including half a cutlery set,’’ Ms Davis said.
‘ ‘ And who would have thought we were going to stumble across radio remotes and shopping trolley handles.’’
But the business clean-up day was just the start of Clean Up Australia Day, which will be held tomorrow.
The Cathedral School has been involved in the program for 20 years, removing rubbish from along both banks of Ross River from Aplins Weir down to the Charles Barton Bridge.
School Clean Up Australia D a y o r g a n i s e r B a r b a r a Lansbury s ai d t he community should get behind it.
‘‘ We hope students will see this as an example of how the individual action of many can affect great change,’’ she said.
‘‘ We hope it will act as an incentive to change our own habits to help improve the health of our environment all year round’’ Ms Lansbury said.
In the past The Cathedral School has been the largest single group in the Townsville region to take part.
At Holiday Inn, team members were permitted a paid day of leave to help clean the city.
T o r e g i s t e r , g o t o cleanupaustraliaday. org. au.
CLEAN UP QUEENS: Sarah Martin, Kate Davis and Stephanie Lewis