Litter report card

Volunteers collecting rubbish in bushland

Victoria's Litter Report Card is one of four projects falling under the Victorian Litter Plan, a $1 million package announced by the Victorian Government in October 2015. The plan aims to build the capacity and capability of state and local government, land managers and other stakeholders to address litter and illegal dumping issues.

Research was conducted to collate and analyse current litter and illegal dumping data from across Victoria into a single Litter Report Card. A range of organisations provided input to the report card, including localised and specialised groups, regional bodies, statewide authorities and national organisations. The data was analysed using a multi-criteria analysis tool to identify the top five statewide priority litter issues for Victoria.

These are:

  1. Litter in coastal areas and waterways
  2. Illegal dumping
  3. Roadside litter
  4. Cigarette butts litter
  5. Plastic and microplastic litter

The Litter Report Card will be used to inform future investment and provides an evidence base for future monitoring of Victoria's litter and illegal dumping issues.

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Cover - Victorias Litter Report Card August 2016 WEB

Victoria’s Litter Report Card 2016

Victoria’s Litter Report Card is an evidence based document to inform Victorian Government investment in litter prevention and management activities.