Car Washes Protect Waterways

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Media Alert

18 October 2010


Media Conference – Car Washes Protect Waterways



Ian Kiernan AO, founder and Chairman of Clean Up Australia, will be calling on the

community to consider our rivers, bays and beaches before they next wash their cars at

home.


The Australian Car Wash Association and Clean Up Australia are launching a joint

campaign to promote car washes that capture, clean and reuse water – rather than sending

pollutants such as lead, copper, zinc, oils

and suspended solids

into our stormwater

system, as is often the case when cars are washed at home.


In Victoria,

220 car washes have already registered under the program, investing in

technology and infrastructure that give their customers a clean car plus

the benefit of

helping care for the environment.


Mr Kiernan will inspect one such facility in Port Melbourne,

encouraging car owners to be

aware of the effect on the plant and animal life of our waterways when they wash their cars

on paved areas or in the streets.


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What:

Media Conference – Car washes protect waterways


Where: 

Quick n Clean Car & Dog wash


83 Crockford St, Port Melbourne 


(Melways ref: Map 2J, H3)


When: 

Thursday 21 October, 2010


10.00am – 10.30am 


Interview talent: 

Ian Kiernan AO, Chairman and founder of Clean Up Australia


Charles Warren, CEO, Australian Car Wash Association


Photo/footage opportunities:

Ian Kiernan inspecting state of the art car washing and water reclamation systems


Clean Up Australia on the ground contact: Terrie-Ann Johnson 0408 269 233


Please RSVP attendance to: Marita Dortins: 02 8197 3408 or 0415 385 056

marita@cleanup.com.au








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