Keeping Queensland Clean; the Litter and Illegal Dumping Plan
The Queensland Government is committed to reducing the amount and impacts of littered and illegally dumped wastes in Queensland. A priority action of the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy is the development of the new Keeping Queensland Clean; The Litter and Illegal Dumping Plan (in draft). This Plan builds on the learning from, and replaces the Queensland’s Litter and Illegal Dumping Action Plan 2013.
This Plan will provide the framework to deliver best practice compliance, enforcement and prevention programs that address littering and illegal dumping in Queensland. The plan will also provide a proactive approach towards behaviour change and education for littering and illegal dumping issues.
The actions under this plan are designed to work in partnership, across the levels of government and in conjunction with business and the community, to ensure litter and illegal dumping issues are being targeted in a systematic and collaborative way.
Many actions have already commenced to address this type of pollution in Queensland, such as the plastic bag ban, the container refund scheme, littering hotspot intervention grants and partnership programs for local governments and the development of the Litter and Illegal Dumping Management Framework.