BeachPatrol: 2022 Finalist – Waste and litter reduction

Last updated: 3 August 2022
male hands holding a Smartphone with app icons on the screen to take a photo of the reusable bag and plastic litter on the sand BeachPatrol is a finalist for a Community Champion award in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2022 – Waste and litter reduction category.

So many of us volunteer our time to pick up litter in our communities. While these clean-ups are valuable, a baseline is also needed to help determine the extent of the problem and assist with longer term monitoring.

The LitterStopper app was created to help people amplify their efforts, providing a quick and simple way to enter data from litter collections. Data from the app is then stored and displayed on the LitterStopper website and sent to the new LitterWatch portal to assist the state government collect litter data, identify patterns and inform future policy on pollution.

To date, LitterStopper has recorded nearly one million littered items, collected over 4,200 cleans.

Waste and litter reduction 2022 finalists