This year, Toxfree Kwinana and Henderson branches helped their local community by participating in Clean Up Australia Day. We interviewed Craig Parfitt, Sales Manager at Kwinana, on the role Toxfree played.
For those who don’t know, what exactly is Clean Up Australia day?
Clean Up Australia Day started in 1990 in which 300 000 people participated in picking up rubbish in their local communities all around Australia on a certain date. 16 years later the program has been responsible for picking up 288,650 tonnes of rubbish that would have been left to damage our environment.
Why did you decide to get involved?
I have always been one of those people that find littering unacceptable and I thought it would be a great team event getting outside and helping the community and the environment in the Rockingham Beach area.
How was Toxfree able to help?
We were able to form a group of people from the TES Kwinana & WS Henderson branches to provide labor and a rear lift compactor truck to pick up the bags of rubbish from the Rockingham Beach and surrounding areas.
What was the best part of the day?
We had some great feedback from the public as we picked up rubbish on the beach.
Was there any strange waste you didn’t expect to see?
We did find some stolen mail and parcels from an apartment block, which we reported to Australia Post.