Responsible Runners South Australia setting the pace with another fantastic turnout at Horseshoe Bay. A huge thanks to the Victor Harbor Natural Resource Centre (let's give them some 'likes'!) for their support, and to Clancy, Matt, and the superb individuals who take the time each week to keep the bay clean.
Responsible Runners are very proud to support Tangaroa Blue and the Australian Marine Debris Initiative, submitting data on all rubbish collected from each of our weekly cleanups.
The AMDI, co-ordinated by Tangaroa Blue, is an on-ground network of volunteers, communities, organisations and agencies around the country monitoring the impacts of marine debris along their stretch of coastline. It is also a very effective database for quantifying marine debris around Australia and tracing it to its source as a tool to combat waste.
What a legendary team of people who came together today to haul over 1 tonne of rubbish from Tamarama Gully, including nearly 1,000 recyclable bottles and cans that would not have been there with a 10c deposit on drink containers.
Join the Kicking the Can campaign and TAKE ACTION to tell Australian politicians it's time for a 10c container deposit system for ALL Australia: http://cds.good.do/say-yes-to-the-cash-for-container-deposit-scheme/emai...
A recent article on Responsible Runners in Men's Fitness magazine, showing how easy it is to incorporate cleaning up in any of our daily activities. The best way to keep the beach and ocean clean, of course, is simply to BYO reusable bags, bottles, cups, and containers, cutting out waste before it begins.
Now with nearly 1,400 FB likes, RR groups are currently active every week in Bondi, Manly, Bronte, Coogee, and South Australia, with new groups soon launching in Balmoral, Newcastle, the Whitsundays, and WA. The momentum for a cleaner planet is growing fast - are you in?
BREAKING NEWS: Coca-Cola Australia have won their lawsuit against the Northern Territory to block a popular 10c deposit on bottles and cans proven for decades to increase recycling around the world. LIKE and SHARE if you think this is ridiculous!
It's a hollow victory however, as the NT government has already moved to reinstate the scheme via an agreement with all states and territories.
Check out our awesome Responsible Runners and walkers down in Glenelg (Adelaide) bagging a tidy haul of beach litter last weekend - great work!! It looks like it was a beautiful day for heading to the beach to keep trash out of our oceans.
If you live in Adelaide, Sydney or Melbourne (St Kilda making their RR debut this Sunday @ 11am!!) then be sure to come along and join in the fun.
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