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Litter Education and Resources

​​​​​There are numerous educational resources on litter and related topics.  Here are just a few:

EPA Tasmania Tea​ching resource on litter​​

The EPA Tasmania teaching resource on plastic waste may also be useful. Both of these resources are for primary school teachers and include many hands-on activities to support litter education.  They are aligned with various areas of the Australian Curriculum, in particular Science.

Litter Less is a resource for teachers and students (Years 6-9), and it is produced by Keep Australia Beautiful and Wrigley.

For interesting articles on how to reduce waste, or to participate in Clean Up Australia Day or Clean Up Australia (Schools Day), see the Clean Up Australia website.

AUSMAP is a nation-wide citizen science initiative, surveying Australian beaches for microplastic pollution. By understanding plastic pollution, this may encourage people to reduce litter, or help solve the problem of plastic pollution in the oceans.

Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB) is a national organisation with 50 years experience, recognised as a leader in the promotion of litter prevention in Australia.  Every year, KAB conducts the National Litter Index​, which is a valuable tool for the Australian states and territories to gauge ​progress towards their respective targets in litt​er reduction.  

Rethink Waste Tasmania's website has some great ideas about litter reduction, and some inspiring individuals who are helping their communities to reduce litter.

Several sponsors including councils, EPA Victoria, Melbourne Water fund the Port Phillip Ecocentre​​ who have a strong focus on litter prevention.  They have a catchy music video “A Little Bit of Litter” and an inspiring documentary on the Baykeepers​.


The Environment Protection Authority acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania) and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.