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Clean Up Australia
2 Mar 12
Moorabbin airport team helps "Clean Up Australia"
The Moorabbin Airport team took part in the Business Clean Up Day, on Tuesday 28 February 2012, which is part of the Clean Up Australia Day campaign.
“This was the first time we have participated in this important community event. The Moorabbin Airport team was enthusiastic and willing to get their hands, and jeans, dirty to make the local area a little better for us all, and we have now committed to making this a regular event in the MAC diary.” said CEO Paul Ferguson.
The areas that were targeted by Moorabbin Airport’s team of 14 staff were on the public side of the airport boundary fence on Centre Dandenong Road, Lower Dandenong Road and Boundary Road.
The team covered 3.5km of airport perimeter fencing, and collected 35 bags of rubbish, approximately 3 cubic metres, and several truckloads of miscellaneous rubbish, with the majority of the material collected consisting of bottles, cans, food wrapping and decaying plastic. More unusual items including multiple hub caps, wooden paneling, metal bars and even a utility truck tailgate were also collected.
“Keeping the airport surrounds clean is an important task that benefits both the local community and airport operations. I was surprised however with the volume of rubbish the team managed to collect on the day.” said Mr Tony Aiezza, Airport Operations and Environment Manager.
“Moorabbin Airport’s Environment Strategy is built on a strong commitment to environmental management and the Business Clean Up Day is one further practical example of how we are working to improve environmental outcomes for the airport and the local community. Collecting rubbish from public areas is a real benefit to our general aviation customers as it reduces foreign object debris on the airfield.” concluded CEO Paul Ferguson.