Call to help keep it clean

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Food -

THE State Gov­ern­ment and Keep Aus­tralia Beau­ti­ful Coun­cil want WA to clean up its high lit­ter lev­els, which a new sum­mer strat­egy aims to re­duce by a quar­ter.

“Ac­cord­ing to the Na­tional Lit­ter In­dex, in the past five years WA has achieved a re­duc­tion of 26 per cent in the num­ber of items lit­tered and a re­duc­tion of 20 per cent in the vol­ume of lit­ter we pro­duce,” En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Al­bert Ja­cob said.

How­ever, WA still had one of Aus­tralia’s high­est lit­ter rates, leav­ing rub­bish in parks, harm­ing aquatic life and at­tract­ing pests, while bro­ken glass, nee­dles and sy­ringes can harm the pub­lic, and dis­carded cig­a­rettes cause bush­fires.

Mr Ja­cob said the pub­lic could help re­duce lit­ter us­ing meth­ods listed at www.kabc.wa.gov.au.

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