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Many of us don’t realise that litter is not just food packaging rubbish that’s ended up on the streets. 

We use the Environmental Protection Act released in 1970 as a way to define litter. It states that any material not disposed of properly can become litter, this includes:

  • Food and organic waste
  • Green waste – garden clippings, dirt, soil, sand and debris
  • Plastic in all forms
  • Cardboard
  • Building materials – glass, metal, concrete


We support not only litter reduction, but also ways that limit the amount of waste we each produce. By reducing our consumption, reusing what we already have, and recycling as much as possible, we can make a positive impact on the waste problem our planet is facing.

Read more about how you can reduce, reuse and recycle.


We conducted a national survey to better understand what Australians thought of tyre recycling programs.

The results are designed to inform better public policy around how to reduce tyre waste ending up in landfill.