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Helping volunteers clean up important mangrove area

Sep 2016

Tyrecycle was quick to help when we discovered that a volunteer organisation which regularly cleans up important waterways needed a hand to dispose of some of tyres.

Clean4Shore is a volunteer program committed to clearing marine rubbish from the shores of Brisbane Waters and the Lower Hawkesbury Estuary in New South Wales.

Most of the rubbish accumulates in the pockets of mangroves through the action of tides, stormwater run-off and boating activities. The mangroves are an important fish breeding ground and provide a vital habitat for juvenile fish.

During 2015, more than 465 volunteers gave more than 2,000 hours to remove 34 tonnes of rubbish from the estuaries. 145 tyres were removed in 2015 and needed to be disposed of responsibly.

“When we were contacted by Clean4Shore, we were more than happy to lend a hand,” said Tyrecycle Marketing Manager, Meagan Hill.

“The work the volunteers do in caring for the environment is brilliant. Unwanted tyres do not belong in mangroves or landfill, Tyrecycle was happy to send those tyres off to our recycling facility.”