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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.


2019-20 Keep Australia Beautiful National Litter Index (NLI) marked the fourteenth year in which the survey had been conducted on a national basis.

The 2019 20 survey reported the results of biannual litter counts at the same, undisclosed 983 sites across the country. While over time additional rural highway sites and surveys of critical litter infrastructure had been added, the heart of the survey remained and the KAB NLI was Australia’s only long term, consistent survey of litter. It aimed to build a deeper understanding of what is being littered, and where, and how that changed over time.