National Litter Index

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The Keep Australia Beautiful National Litter Index (NLI) is Australia’s only national, annual, quantitative measure of what litter occurs where and in what volume. Litter counts are done twice annually across 983 sites nationally to create an annual report on litter in each State and Territory that can be compared to the national average.

The NLI (and the Branded Litter Study) is independent, audited research carried out by Keep Australia Beautiful.

The research is both by volume and item and covers beaches, car parks, highways, shopping centres as well as other urban areas.

It is this year on year research that KAB can gauge the effectiveness of its own litter campaigns, as well as identify how to develop better partnerships with the community, government and industry to further tackle the litter issue.

For reports from past years, please email us.