In 2016, Keep Australia Beautiful WA joined forces with the Australian Packaging Covenant and Main Roads WA to tackle roadside litter with some interesting results .
WA naturally thanks you Litter Prevention Project ran from August to December 2016. The trial project involved up to 20 roadhouses along three busy highways-the Great Eastern Highway, Brand Highway and Forrest Highway.
The project included roadside signage and bin stickers installed along highways, posters in roadhouses and more than 300,000 free car litter bags distributed via roadhouses to encourage motorists and passengers to do the right thing with their rubbish and consider our beautiful natural environment.
Keep Australia Beautiful WA is continuing to work with Main Roads WA to make use of the project results in planning ongoing strategies to address roadside litter. Plans may include a redistribution of roadside signs and distribution points to other major highways.
Great Eastern Highway
Keep re-using your car litter bag and if the bin is full, take your rubbish with you until you find one. While you are waiting, check out the links on the back of the bag to learn more about Western Australian wildlife, how to become a Litter Reporter and the Bin it to Win it quiz to test your litter knowledge. All the entrants have the chance to win an iPad mini.
Use a bin bag and you will be doing your bit to keep WA clean and protect our wildlife.
This is a project funded by the Australian Packaging Covenant.