New South Wales litter results for 2015-16
The EPA uses the Keep Australia Beautiful National Litter Index data to report and track progress toward the Premier's Priority to reduce the volume of litter in NSW by 40% by 2020.
The report provides both NSW and national litter results. This information helps the EPA to understand littering in NSW and develop programs and policies to tackle the problem.
In 2015-16, the report showed that NSW reduced the volume of litter by 12% and its litter count (number of litter items) by 4%. These results show that total litter volume has dropped by 19% since the base year (2013-14).
- Read the report: 2015-16 National Litter Index Results for New South Wales (PDF 1MB)
EPA Litter Prevention Kit
The EPA's litter prevention kits summarise research about littering, the behaviour behind it, and the steps you need to take to tackle littering.
- Things You Should Know About Litter and Litterers (PDF 434KB) covers the laws, behaviours, publication perceptions and trends behind littering in NSW.
- Delivering effective local litter prevention projects (PDF 2.3MB) covers the information, actions, and partners you’ll need to engage in your community to tackle litter, as well as tools to measure your success.
Lessons from the Litter-ature — report
The Lessons from the Litter-ature (PDF 2.2MB) report summarises the findings of litter research published between 2000 and 2007, including
- academic publications
- market research
- litter education campaign analysis
- other sources
NSW litter reports by the EPA
Every two years the EPA reports on the composition and quantity of litter types in sites where significant littering takes place, as required under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 (POEO Act) section 146D.