Beat the Bottle

373 million plastic water bottles end up as waste each year, with some ending up in our beautiful Greater Sydney beaches and waterways.

Help Greater Sydney Beat the Bottle and join a clean up group supported by Sydney Water. By joining a clean up event near you, you can help keep our environment clean and plastic waste free.

Get involved

Find a clean up group in your area, start your own group or run an event.

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Environmental grants

Our Beat the Bottle environmental grants support grass roots community clean up groups.

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Green events

What's coming up in your backyard this weekend? Check our events page for all the latest listings.

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Help us

Beat plastic pollution

Worldwide, we buy a million plastic bottles every minute. With only a small amount of these bottles being recycled, the environmental impact of plastic pollution is there for all to see.

Help us beat plastic pollution and join a beach clean up or other environmental events with Sydney Water. We're empowering clean up groups across Sydney, Blue Mountains and the Illawarra to continue to run clean up events to help keep our beaches and waterways clean.

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Support your community

Have fun. Clean up Greater Sydney.

Across our events at North Wollongong and Manly Cove, we collected 356 kg of rubbish. At our Parramatta event, we collected 167 kg of rubbish in just one hour.

Want to get involved? Check out our events page to see our upcoming events in Greater Sydney!


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Get drastic on plastic

Sydney Water is committed to protecting and caring for our beaches and waterways. During 2016-17 we removed nearly 2,000 cubic metres of litter from waterways, including one million plastic bottles.

Drink containers are a huge part of the problem. With the Beat the Bottle campaign, we want to raise awareness of the fact that drinking tap water is a simple way we can all personally reduce our reliance on single-use plastics.