Call to help keep it clean
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.