These triathlon guys and girls are super-fit, but they don’t have time to hang about looking for a bin while they’re trying to beat their personal best!
That’s why Marine Action Conservation Society (MACS) teamed up with Kingscliff Rotary to look after the water stations and rubbish collection for this year’s QSM Kingscliff Triathlon.
Last year there was nothing done about athletes disposing of the plastic cups and gel wrappers throughout the event – and many ended up in the Cudgen Creek and flowing out to the Pacific. So this year we teamed up with Rotary volunteers, who did walk-about collections and manned the water stations and bin spots to make sure that litter was disposed of correctly.
It was wonderful to recieve heaps of positive comments on our efforts from participants and local residents – and to dispose of around 3000 plastic cups.
Tim Jack Adams, Marine Action Conservation Society
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Australia’s National Landscapes is a tourism and conservation partnership managed by Tourism Australia and Parks Australia. The program encourages collaboration and partnerships between tourism, conservation and local business in 16 premier Australian eco-tourism destinations.