Unmask Australia’s Litter Problem

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Disposable face-masks don’t belong in the environment and we’re calling on volunteers to help us remove and tally them on Clean Up Australia Day!

If you’ve already signed up to participate on Clean Up Australia Day (or any day during that week) then you’re in! You’ll be provided with online access to record the number of masks you collect on a national database.

If you haven’t signed up – then what are you waiting for? Quick! Hurry! We need you to register immediately, so our mates at Amazon have plenty of time to deliver your free kit straight to your door!


Plastics in disposable masks can take up to 450 years to break down and researchers have warned that littered single-use masks could be releasing chemical pollutants and nano-plastics into the environment.

You’ll be covered by Clean Up Australia’s public liability insurance and all community and school groups receive free gloves and bags (businesses are asked to pay a small fee to cover costs).