The Victorian Litter Report
A key target of the Victorian Government's Sustainability in Action: Towards Zero Waste (TZW) strategy is to reduce littering behaviour by 25% by 2014 compared to 2003 levels. The Victorian Litter Report (VLR) is the tool used to measure progress of the target.
The VLR, using the Clean Communities Assessment Tool (CCAT), was designed in 2003 by Robert Curnow and Karen Spehr, Community Change Pty Ltd. The survey was piloted in 2003 as the Victorian Littering Monitoring Protocol to provide benchmark data and was repeated in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 as the Victorian Litter Report.
- Victorian_Litter_Report_2011 (1.23MB); Victorian_Litter_Report_2011 (Word version) (2.07MB)
- Victorian Litter Report 2010 (839KB)
- Victorian_Litter_Report - 2009 (506KB)
- Victorian Litter Report - 2007 (373KB)
- Victorian Litter Report - 2005 (772KB)
The VLR provides information on key indicators of litter reduction in public place locations throughout Victoria. This information helps to guide programs and facilitate improvements in those factors influencing littering behaviour throughout Victoria.
The CCAT, provides a systematic assessment of those public place characteristics influencing littering behaviour, as well as indicators of disposal behaviours and litter on the ground.
The VLR comprises the following measures:
- a litter count which provides the number of littered items on the ground
- context which includes the dimensions of sense of community, feeling of safety, graffiti, commercial and domestic dumping and the overall cleanliness of the location
- facilities which rate the infrastructure such as furniture, landscaping, open space and entrance according to their condition, cleanliness and maintenance. It also rates litter, recycling and butt bins on number, presentation, position, performance and cleanliness
- community attitudes and perceptions - using community surveys, adequacy of disposal facilities, attitudes towards the place itself and location specific issues are rated
Behaviour ratings for littering and bin disposal.
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