Save the date! Keep Australia Beautiful Week 2017 will take place from 21 – 27 August. This year it’s all about a litter rally! Encouraging Aussie’s to take the pledge to pick up 1 piece of rubbish per day for the week.
Roadside litter is the leading type of litter found in Australia and hugely detrimental to our environment, not to mention the associated costs with it. Litter costs the public pocket an estimated $300 million to $350 million annually (NSW EPA). In Victoria, the cost for local government to provide litter maintenance and street sweeping services is in excess of $98 million (Sustainability Victoria).
Cutting litter requires everybody to be involved, including local authorities, waste contractors, shops, pubs, businesses, community members and travellers. If we all get on board we can start to make a difference.
To find out more information about ‘Keep Australia Beautiful Week’ or to take the pledge for the 2017 Litter Rally visit: http://kab.org.au/keep-australia-beautiful-week/