Truckload of rubbish collected in collaborative effort

Date published: 28 Feb, 2017 | Pilbara Ports Authority
 

Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA), BHP Billiton (BHPB) and Veolia recently joined forces in a collaborative industry effort to target roadside rubbish in Port Hedland in support of the National Clean Up Australia campaign.

In late February, 35 volunteers from PPA, along with 20 volunteers from BHPB and Veolia, collected approximately 400 kilograms of litter along Gilbert and Wilson Streets.

The National Clean Up Australia campaign encourages communities, schools and businesses to help clean up Australia every day, with more than 331,000 tonnes of rubbish collected since its formation 26 years ago.

PPA’s Sustainability Coordinator Nicole Wylie says PPA undertakes several clean up events each year to prevent litter and minimise impacts to the environment in and around the port.

"PPA is committed to working with the community and industry to help protect and maintain the environment in which it operates," she said.

"This latest collaborative effort has resulted in a successful outcome with a truckload of rubbish collected from Gilbert and Wilson streets," Ms Wylie said.

BHPB’s Port Operations Production Manager, Clayton Hanrahan says BHPB and Veolia were proud to support the clean-up efforts.

Among the items of the rubbish collected along Gilbert and Wilson Streets included empty water bottles, oily rags and shopping receipts.

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