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Keep New Zealand Beautiful this Clean-Up Week

Keep New Zealand Beautiful this Clean-Up Week - Have You Registered?

Good on ya New Zealand for getting stuck in!

Keep New Zealand Beautiful Clean-Up Week is taking place from the 14th to 20th of September 2015. Whether you are a community group, business, school, family, friends or an individual, it is so easy to get involved!

All you need to do is gather your group, find a local spot that needs a clean up, then log on and register your event here.

Once you fill in the registration form we will provide you with all the information you need to help make a difference this Clean-Up Week. If you are an individual who is keen to get involved, there is the option to join an existing event in your area - you can check out existing events here.

General Manager Heather Saunderson says last year nearly 40,000 volunteers took part in 562 events nationwide, but Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week is not just about the clean-ups. “These events build and strengthen community spirit and allow people to demonstrate their pride in where they live”, says Ms Saunderson.

Keep New Zealand Beautiful Clean-Up Week’s central aim is to increase community participation of all kinds, but also addresses issues of sustainability, environment, health, crime and social inclusion. We work in partnership with government bodies to deliver on sustainable and environmental initiatives.

Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week 2014 Facts and Figures

562 Clean-Up events nationwide (up 54% from 365 clean-ups in 2013. The previous highest number recorded was 403 clean-ups in 2010, the first year of the event)
15,312 Rubbish bags
8,850 Recycling bags
228 Schools (up from 124 in 2013)
246 Groups (up from 199 in 2013)
88 Businesses (up from 42 in 2013)

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