• EPA Tasmania
  • Assesment
  • Regulation & Assessment
  • Sustainability
  • Policy & Legislation

 Anti-littering workshops a hit at the Festival of Bright Ideas

EPA Tasmania celebrated National Science Week by hosting litter workshops in conjunction with Keep Australia Beautiful at the Festival of Bright Ideas in Hobart last week.

On Friday an army of schoolkids invaded the festival and the EPA's Maree Bakker workshopped with numerous school groups throughout the day; on Saturday it was the turn of the general public who proved very ​responsive to the bright idea of a litter free Tasmania.

Litter pollutes the landscape and has devastating impacts when washed down rivers and into the sea where it can affect water quality, and can choke or poison wildlife. It can also affect our enjoyment of the environment.

The State Government has made a commitment to make Tasmania the least littered State by 2025.

To complement the litter reporting system where people can ‘dob in a litterer’ using the existing litter laws, it is developing a system to assign people on Community Service Orders to clean up beaches and parks. 

Keep Australia Beautiful has received a funding boost bringing the Government contribution to $45,000 per annum. 

 Maree Bakker (right) with South Arm Primary School students.