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Keep NSW Beautiful Congress 2017 Program 25 - 26 July Kirribilli Club 11 Harbourview Crescent Lavender Bay, Sydney WELCOME

MAKING WAVES IN LITTER PREVENTION - A TRIAL AT ONE OF SYDNEY’S BUSIEST BEACHES

CITIZEN SCIENCE – A TOOL TO INFORM LITTER PREVENTION INITIATIVES

TARA VAUGHAN RANDWICK COUNCIL

DR VICKI HALL DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE PROTECTION, QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT

Less Litter. Live Better. THE HON. MARK SPEAKMAN MP, ENVIRONMENT MINISTER FOR HERITAGE, AND ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PLANNING

9:00am “THE SINGLE LARGEST INITIATIVE EVER UNDERTAKEN TO REDUCE LITTER IN NSW”

Randwick Council undertook an extensive litter education trial at the popular and bustling Coogee beach. By using a pledge model and cross-organisational consultation, the program saw successful results – not just in litter reduction, but also in staff and community engagement and education in littering issues. Learn about this trial, its strategies, and how you can approach a litter hot spot in your local community using a pledge and prompt model.

Citizen science is all about developing alternative methods to collect data on littering behaviours and quantities. The right methodologies can develop an engaged citizenship and influence positive social change. Learn about two Citizen Science projects currently in development to capture information on litter patterns in terrestrial environments. Learn how to use data like this to inform your litter prevention campaigns, engage the community, and increase awareness about the ways litter impacts social, economic, and environmental living.

ALEX YOUNG NSW EPA

160 million beverage containers are littered every year. When Premier Mike Baird welcomed the Container Deposit Scheme for NSW, he called it the largest initiative ever taken for reducing litter. This presentation will talk about the upcoming scheme, how it compares to existing scheme in South Australia and the Northern Territories, and the work that’s still to be done to implement the 10 cent refund per can in NSW. You will learn how it works, what will change in the litter space, and how this scheme will affect you.

Tara has worked in local government for 5 years in waste and environmental education working across a range of litter and resource recovery initiatives.

Dr Vicki Hall is the manager of the Litter and Illegal Dumping Unit for the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection in Queensland. The Unit oversees work to prevent littering and illegal dumping at its source through actions to drive positive change in the disposal of waste.

Best Practice

Industry Experts

Case studies, seminars and discussion featuring best practice strategies and solutions.

Experts will share knowledge and experience on successful methods of litter reduction.

Alex has worked in the NSW Government on waste and recycling issues since 2002, including managing the commercial and industrial program, the product stewardship program and overseeing the $250 million Waste Less, Recycle More Waste and Recycling Infrastructure Package. Currently Alex is responsible for managing the implementation of the NSW container deposit scheme. Alex has more than twenty years’ experience in the environment field, including working on waste and recycling issues in the UK, Sweden, Poland and the United States.

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Local Issues

10:20am You’ll develop behaviour change skills Morning Teaissues to litter less and targeting local litter live better.

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Program Abstracts and Speakers Thank you to our Congress Presenting Partner Day 1 the NSW Environment Protection Authority,

and Congress Supporters, SUEZ, BioBag and 9:20am 9:40am Wrigley, See Saw Wines, Rocks Brewing Co. for their support of this Congress, the environment, and communities of NSW.

8:45am

WELCOME CONGRESS

MAKINGPARTNER WAVES IN LITTER PRESENTING

THE HON. MARK SPEAKMAN MP, ENVIRONMENT MINISTER FOR HERITAGE, AND ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PLANNING

9:00am “THE SINGLE LARGEST INITIATIVE EVER UNDERTAKEN TO REDUCE LITTER IN NSW”

PREVENTION - A TRIAL AT ONE OF SYDNEY’S BUSIEST BEACHES TARA VAUGHAN RANDWICK COUNCIL

DR VICKI HALL DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE PROTECTION, QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT

Randwick Council undertook an extensive litter education trial at the popular and bustling Coogee beach. By using a pledge model and cross-organisational consultation, the program saw successful results – not just in litter reduction, but also in staff and community engagement and education in littering issues. Learn about this trial, its strategies, and how you can approach a litter hot spot in your local community using a pledge and prompt model.

Citizen science is all about developing alternative methods to collect data on littering behaviours and quantities. The right methodologies can develop an engaged citizenship and influence positive social change. Learn about two Citizen Science projects currently in development to capture information on litter patterns in terrestrial environments. Learn how to use data like this to inform your litter prevention campaigns, engage the community, and increase awareness about the ways litter impacts social, economic, and environmental living.

www.epa.nsw.gov.au

CONGRESS Supporters

ALEX YOUNG NSW EPA

160 million beverage containers are littered every year. When Premier Mike Baird welcomed the Container Deposit Scheme for NSW, he called it the largest initiative ever taken for reducing litter. This presentation will talk about the upcoming scheme, how it compares to existing scheme in South Australia and the Northern Territories, and www.suez.com.au the work that’s still to be done to implement the 10 cent refund per can in NSW. You will learn how it works, what will change in the litter space, and how this scheme will affect you.

CITIZEN SCIENCE – A TOOL TO INFORM LITTER PREVENTION INITIATIVES

Tara has worked in local government for 5 years in waste and environmental education working across a range of litter and resource recovery initiatives.

Dr Vicki Hall is the manager of the Litter and Illegal

Dumping Unit for the Department of Environment and www.wrigley.com.au

Heritage Protection in Queensland. The Unit oversees work to prevent littering and illegal dumping at its source through actions to drive positive change in the disposal of waste.

10:20am Morning Tea www.rocksbrewing.com

www.biobagworld.com.au Alex has worked in the NSW Government on waste and recycling issues since 2002, including managing the commercial and industrial program, the product stewardship program and overseeing the $250 million Waste Less, Recycle More Waste and Recycling Infrastructure Package. Currently Alex is responsible for managing the implementation of the NSW container deposit scheme. Alex has more than twenty years’ experience in the environment field, including working on waste and recycling issues in the UK, Sweden, Poland and the United States.

www.seesawwine.com


Program Abstracts and Speakers Congress Program – Day 1 Day 1 Tuesday 25 July 2017 8:45am 8:15am

PRESENTER Registration

9:20am

PRESENTATION TITLE 9:40am

9:00am

Craig Reucassel MC

Welcome

9:05am

Barry Buffier AM NSW EPA

Opening Remarks

9:15am

Dr Darren Perrin Eunomia Research & Consulting

Using circular economy principles to tackle terrestrial and marine litter

9:45am

Ana Ouriques Rüppells Griffon

Open City Movement: using digital mapping &

WELCOME

MAKING WAVES IN LITTER community collaboration CITIZEN SCIENCE A TOOL to clean– up litter TO PREVENTION - A TRIAL AT ONE OF INFORM LITTER PREVENTION Anna Needs, Delivery or bust: A new approach to getting THE10:00am HON. MARK SPEAKMAN MP,Department of Premier and SYDNEY’S BUSIEST BEACHESthings done INITIATIVES Cabinet &FOR Sharon Owens, NSW EPA ENVIRONMENT MINISTER HERITAGE, 10:30am AND ASSISTANT Morning Tea TARA VAUGHAN MINISTER FOR PLANNING RANDWICK COUNCIL 10:50am The Hon. Gabrielle Upton, MP, Minister for the Environment,Randwick Minister forundertook Local an extensive Council Government, Minister for Heritage litter education trial at the popular and bustling 11:00am 11:20am

DR VICKI HALL DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE PROTECTION, QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT Coogee beach. By using a pledge modelHelping and Kate Bradshaw Mama Lana’s - A litter management cross-organisational consultation, the program Penrith City Council success storyCitizen science is all about developing alternative saw successful results – not just in litter

methods to collect data on littering behaviours

reduction, but also in staff and community Anne-Claire Collee & Jane Peacock Lessons learned in litter engagement and quantities. The right methodologies can engagement and education in littering issues. City of Canada Bay Council develop an engaged citizenship and influence Learn about this trial, its strategies, and how

social change. about two Citizen Dr Scott Wilson & Dr Krista litterpositive hotspots withinLearn the urban you canVerlis approach a litter hot spot in yourIdentifying local Science projects currently in development to Macquarie Universitycommunity & The using Litter Lab and prompt model. landscape: A case study of the Burnett Mary 9:00am a pledge capture information on litter patterns in terrestrial Region, QLD environments. Learn how to use data like this to “THE SINGLE LARGEST INITIATIVE

11:40am

EVER UNDERTAKEN Erica TO REDUCE 12:00pm Pierce Camden Council LITTER IN NSW” 12:20pm ALEX YOUNG NSW EPA 12:45pm

informat your litter prevention campaigns, engage Cleaner car parks sporting grounds

Peter Davies NSW Office of Environment & Heritage

the community, and increase awareness about the ways litter impacts social, economic, and The container environmental deposit scheme living. coastal

environment monitoring project

Lunch

160 million beverage containers are littered every Tara has worked in local government for 5 years in waste and environmental education workingTackling across a takeaway litter in Bankstown Daniela Santucci year. 1:30pm When Premier Mike Baird welcomed the range of litter and resource recovery initiatives. City Bankstown Container Deposit Scheme for NSW,ofheCanterbury called it the largest initiative ever taken for reducing litter. 1:50pm Leslie Mallinson Bondi Unwrapped: Tackling takeaway This presentation will talk about the upcoming Waverley Council packaging litter in Bondi scheme, how it compares to existing scheme in Dr Vicki Hall is the manager of the Litter and Illegal South2:10pm Australia and the Northern Territories, and Dumping Unit for the Department of Environment and Christopher Pearson Litter - Investigation & Prosecution Heritage Protection in Queensland. The Unit oversees the work that’s still to be done to implement Bega ValleytheShire Council work to prevent littering and illegal dumping at its 10 cent refund per can in NSW. You will learn source through actions to drive positive change in the Danielle Northey Operation Autumn disposalTosser of waste. - A state-wide litter how it2:30pm works, what will change in the litter space, & Natalia Giraldo NSW education and enforcement campaign and how this scheme will affect you. EPA

3:00pm

Afternoon Tea

3:20pm

Claire Gauci Blacktown City Council

3:40pm

Panel Discussion

4:50pm Wrap Up Alex has worked in the NSW Government on - Day 1 waste and recycling issues since 2002, including managing the commercial and industrial program, the product stewardship program and overseeing the DRINKS 5:00pm NETWORKING $250 million Waste Less, Recycle More Waste and 6:30pm Recycling Infrastructure Package. Currently Alex is responsible for managing the implementation of the NSW container deposit scheme. Alex has more than twenty years’ experience in the environment field, including working on waste and recycling issues in the UK, Sweden, Poland and the United States.

10:20am Adopt a park pilot program - a journey of Morning Tea community involvement Future Proofing Litter; Ensuring litter prevention has a place in our organisations Review of the key lessons and takeaway knowledge from Day 1.

& canapés

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Program Abstracts and Speakers Congress Program – Day 2 Day 1 Wednesday 26 July 2017 8:45am

PRESENTER

9:20am

9:40am PRESENTATION TITLE

8:15am

Registration

9:00am

Craig Reucassel MC

Welcome Day 2

9:10am

Dr Kim Louw Department of Premier & Cabinet

Applying behavioural insights to change behaviour

9:40am

Anil Gupta City of Canterbury Bankstown

Collaborating to reduce litter in key transport hubs in the Canterbury area

WELCOME

MAKING WAVES IN LITTER

CITIZEN SCIENCE – A TOOL TO

10:00am Rupert Saville Tackling cigarette butt litter: What we can PREVENTION - A TRIAL AT ONE OF INFORM LITTER PREVENTION NSW EPAMP, learn from 2800 cigarette butt disposal THE HON. MARK SPEAKMAN SYDNEY’S BUSIEST BEACHESobservations INITIATIVES ENVIRONMENT MINISTER FOR HERITAGE, 10:30am AND ASSISTANT Morning Tea TARA VAUGHAN DR VICKI HALL MINISTER FOR PLANNING RANDWICK COUNCIL DEPARTMENT OF 10:50am Stuart Campbell Tidy Roads Program ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE Roads and Maritime Randwick Services Council undertook an extensive PROTECTION, QUEENSLAND litter education trial at the popular and bustling 11:10am Karen Rudkin Busting roadside litter on the North Coast GOVERNMENT Coogee beach. By using a pledge model and North East Waste A collaborative approach 11:30am

cross-organisational consultation, the program

Citizen science is all about developing alternative

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Learn about this trial, its strategies, and how positive social change. Learn about two Citizen arterial roads litter reduction project you can approach a litter hot spot in yourMidwaste local Science projects currently in development to 9:00am community using a pledge and prompt model. capture information on litter patterns in terrestrial “THE SINGLE LARGEST INITIATIVE environments. Learn how to use data like this to 12:10pm Sabina Wills Building beautiful – community engagement EVER UNDERTAKEN Keep TO REDUCE Victoria Beautiful that delivers inform your litter prevention campaigns, engage the community, and increase awareness about LITTER IN NSW” Lunch 12:45pm the ways litter impacts social, economic, and environmental 1:30pm Tim Silverwood Community driven micro living. clean-ups: small ALEX YOUNG

11:50am

NSW EPA

Jem Hansen Midwaste

Take 3

scale but big impact

1:50pm John OAM Bazza 160 million beverage containers arePhillips littered every Tara has worked in local government for 5 years in the Bunyip; using a mascot to raise waste and environmental education workingawareness across a KESAB environmental solutions of litter issues year. When Premier Mike Baird welcomed the range of litter and resource recovery initiatives. Container Deposit Scheme for NSW, he called it 2:10pm Nicole Collas Litter in our waterways the largest initiative ever taken for reducing litter. Cumberland Council This presentation will talk about the upcoming scheme, how it compares toJulia existingMontgomery, scheme in Dr Vicki Hall isand the manager the Litter and Illegal 2:30pm Mosman Council & HarbourCare Mosman NorthofSydney South Australia and the Northern Territories, and Dumping Unit for the Department of Environment and Hugh Goodman, North Sydney Council Volunteer Program Heritage Protection in Queensland. The Unit oversees the work that’s still to be done to implement the work to prevent littering and illegal dumping at its 3:00pm Afternoon Tea 10 cent refund per can in NSW. You will learn source through actions to drive positive change in the disposal of waste. how it works, what will change in the litter space, 3:20pm Susie Crick Drastic Plastic and how this scheme will affect you. Surfrider Foundation Australia

3:35pm

Blake Lindley Edge Environment

Delivering on public place recycling - can it 10:20am really work?

3:55pm

Steve Jarron

World Clean Up Day 2018 - An opportunity to unite!

4:10pm

Wrap Up - Day 2

Review of the key lessons and takeaway knowledge from Day 2 and the Congress.

Alex has worked in the NSW Government on waste and recycling issues since 2002, including managing the commercial and Congress industrial program, 4:30pm Close the product stewardship program and overseeing the $250 million Waste Less, Recycle More Waste and Recycling Infrastructure Package. Currently Alex is responsible for managing the implementation of the NSW container deposit scheme. Alex has more than twenty years’ experience in the environment field, including working on waste and recycling issues in the UK, Sweden, Poland and the United States.

Morning Tea

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Program Abstracts and Speakers Day 1 9:00am

9:15am

9:45am

using circular economy principles to tackle terrestrial and marine litter

Open city movement: using digital mapping & community collaboration to clean up LITTER

DR Darren perrin eunomia research & consulting

ana ouriques Rüppells Griffon

In recent years, there has been a really dramatic growth in public awareness and concern about marine litter. And it’s not hard to see why. It’s just wrong. The juxtaposition between the apparently otherwise pristine marine environments and these man-made plastic items that have no place there is stark. And it truly is a global problem. Once in the sea, litter, particularly plastics, which form the bulk of the problem, get everywhere. The presentation will look at the source of marine plastic and try to dispel some of the myths about the origin and destinations, but more importantly suggest some resolution measures. It will highlight what is a real disconnect between the way we think about the move towards a circular economy – and the principles underpinning it in tackling the problem of litter – and highlight some of the less publicised issues and challenges associated with litter.

The OpenCity movement uses digital mapping to facilitate interaction between citizens, allowing them to report real-time issues, such as litter. It aims to raise awareness and promote heathy neighbourhood discussions by creating a collaborative platform where community can report, share and notify others about issues in their local area. The idea began after a group of Sydneysiders noticed many, apparently well known, illegal dumping spots around Sydney. Not finding an easy solution to report illegal dumping in their local area, they decided to start a movement called OpenCity. A free mapping application was created that allows citizens to report issues, take photos, engage in a conversation with other members and encourage participation which helps raise awareness of local issues and improve the community.

WELCOME Craig reucassel MC

Craig Reucassel is a writer and comedian who is best known for his work with The Chaser and for going through your bins on The War on Waste. Craig and a group of friends founded The Chaser newspaper, which led to a number of ABC TV Chaser programs including The Election Chaser, CNNNN, The Chaser’s War on Everything, Yes We Canberra and The Hamster Wheel. Most recently he’s appeared on ABC in The Chaser’s Media Circus, The Chaser’s Election Desk and the current series of satirical consumer affairs show The Checkout. In 2017 Craig hosted the War on Waste on ABC TV. Craig was born in South Africa but moved to Australia at a young age. He attended Bowral Public School and Bowral High School, but despite this never became a famous cricketer. He then attended the University of Sydney, and graduated with honours in Bachelor of Economics (Social Science) and Bachelor of Laws. At some point he also co-hosted the triple j shows Today Today, Bloody Sunday and The Race Race with fellow Chaser Chris Taylor. He has performed in David Williamson’s Jack of Hearts and Tim Firth’s Neville’s Island at The Ensemble.

9:05am OPENING REMARKS

barry buffier am nsw epa

Barry Buffier AM is the Chair and CEO for the EPA , appointed in 2012. Mr Buffier has significant Government experience at a senior level. He has Senior Executive and Board experience in the public and private sectors including as Director-General, Department of Primary Industries and DirectorGeneral of State and Regional Development. He has a Bachelor of Rural Science (Honours), a Master of Economics, he is a Churchill Fellow and also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Dr Darren Perrin is an experienced Chartered Waste Consultant with over 17 years’ experience in the industry in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. He has assisted in the production of a variety of national and state best practice guidance documents on Waste Strategy Development and Implementation in the UK and Australia. His personal interest is now moving increasingly into the marine litter challenge. He currently works for Eunomia Research & Consulting (UK) as a Principal Consultant and Head of International Business Development.

Ana Ouriques is an entrepreneur with qualifications in information technology, engineering and science. She has more than 15 years of experience working with data and spatial technology, both in Asia Pacific and South America. Moving to Australia, she started working as a consultant for a diverse range of companies, offering her expertise in data and mapping technology from engineering to retail firms. Following this experience, Rüppells Griffon was born, a software and data analytics business, with the goal to push innovation in the geospatial industry. Along with 2 other partners, she co-founded her second business LIResources (Land Insight & Resources), a service that source, catalogue and provide enhanced environmental and development risk information.


Program Abstracts and Speakers Day 1 10:00am

10:50am

11:20am

The HON. Gabrielle upton, mp minister for the environment, minister for local government, minister for heritage

Delivery or bust: A new approach to getting things done

LESSONS LEARNED IN LITTER ENGAGEMENT ANNE-CLAIRE COLLEE & JANE PEACOCK CITY OF CANADA BAY COUNCIL

anna needs department of premier & Cabinet & SHARON OWENS NSW EPA The NSW government is taking a new approach to public service delivery. In September 2015, the then Premier, Mike Baird, announced 12 Premier’s Priorities and 18 State Priorities. Continuing under Premier Gladys Berejiklian, these priorities provide specific targets, timeframes with accountable agencies to improve service delivery outcomes for the people of NSW. Adapting the “Deliverology” approach developed by Sir Michael Barber in Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Delivery Unit, the Premier’s Implementation Unit was established to support accountable agencies deliver the priorities. This session will discuss the tools and techniques of the delivery approach and how you can apply them in your work. We will look at a case study of the Keeping our environment clean priority and how the EPA is applying the delivery approach to reduce litter in NSW.

Anna Needs is a Principal Implementation Officer in the Premier’s Implementation Unit at the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet. Anna specialises in public service project management, change management and training, having worked in the public and private sector over the past 10 years. Anna is passionate about the opportunity to apply the delivery approach to improve outcomes for citizens of NSW. Sharon Owens manages the $30 million Waste Less, Recycle More Litter Prevention program, including the Hey Tosser! litter prevention awareness campaign and grant funding for councils to develop and implement local litter prevention projects. With the announcement of a Premier’s Priority on litter in September 2015, Sharon’s task is to deliver programs to achieve a 40% reduction in litter volume by 2020.

10:30am MORNING Tea

11:00am HELPING MAMA LANA’S A LITTER MANAGEMENT SUCCESS STORY Kate bradshaw PENRITH CITY COUNCIL Penrith City Council was receiving a high number complaints from the community regarding a large amount of litter generated from a not-forprofit organisation using a public space. The organisation, Mama Lana’s, was feeding the underprivileged and homeless daily. The high amount of putrescible and non-putrescible litter generated was impacting neighbouring properties. Calls for the group to be ‘moved on’ were increasing. “Mama” was further challenged by spending a large amount of time collecting what litter they could and filling the surrounding street and business bins presented for collection, as well as taking waste home. The organisation approached Council for assistance, fearing a litter issue may affect community amenity, decrease support and jeopardise their ability to continue to provide their service. Council recognised the valuable service provided to the community and agreed to support the organisation and find a solution to minimise the amount of litter produced. Kate Bradshaw is a Waste Education Officer in the Waste Services department at Penrith City Council. Kate has 5 years’ diverse experience in local government waste services, covering contamination management, community engagement, education and waste planning.

Over the last four years, City of Canada Bay’s focus on litter has met some great successes, including the implementation of the Litter Strategy – Let’s Put Litter in its Place. However, not all goes to plan. The NSW EPA Litter Prevention Round 3 Grants engaged with 50 local SMEs based in Five Dock and Drummoyne. Weather, businesses contaminating neighbours’ bins and public dumping of rubbish in car parks were some challenges to overcome. Additionally, a number of our projects targeting youth, such as the Hit Me with Your Bin Shot, had varying levels of success. To assist others in improving their own litter education and engagement projects, we will share what worked and what could have worked better.

Anne-Claire Collee is a Senior Projects Officer for the sustainability team of the City of Canada Bay. For more than 15 years, Anne-Claire worked as a waste and environment professional in government, mainly in the Netherlands. She made the shift from Dutch National Government to Australian local government and ended up in litter, a dossier she managed to dodge for 15 years, but one that she is now secretly enjoying. Jane Peacock is Sustainability Project Officer at Canada Bay Council, with 18 years’ experience in local government environment and sustainability teams. She has managed a variety of projects around water and energy management, conducted sustainability appraisals with businesses and residents, and is now involved with sustainability education and litter.


Program Abstracts and Speakers Day 1 11:40am

12:00pm

12:20pm

IDENTIFYING LITTER HOTSPOTS WITHIN THE URBAN LANDSCAPE: a CASE STUDY OF THE BURNETT MARY REGION, QLD

CLEANER CAR PARKS AT SPORTING GROUNDS

The Container Deposit Scheme coastal environment monitoring project

DR SCOTT WILSON & DR KRISTA VERLIS MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY & THE LITTER LAB With litter and illegal dumping recognised as problems in the Burnett Mary Region in Queensland, the local councils and catchment management authority sought solutions. To this aim, litter surveys were undertaken to identify what land-use types were particularly impacted by littering to help focus anti-littering messages and clean-up efforts. These litter surveys facilitated the identification of hotspot sites in the surveyed region. Not all of the surveyed cities and towns, however, demonstrated similar trends, highlighting the need for site-specific management recommendations. The implications for the design of localised litter awareness campaigns and their effectiveness at reducing litter will be discussed.

ERICA PIERCE CAMDEN COUNCIL An integrated approach to litter prevention covering Community Education and Engagement, Regulation and Enforcement, Infrastructure and Clean ups as well as measurement and evaluation using local litter checks. The presentation will include a description of how Council identified litter hot spot sites, addressed each point of the integrated approach and how the program was rolled out including engagement of local sporting clubs in their support of the program. Objectives for each topic will be discussed and key learnings will be presented including how introducing infrastructure has affected the amount of litter generated at hot spot sites.

pETER dAVIES NSW OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENT & HERITAGE The Container Deposit Scheme will target the 160 million beverage containers littered in NSW each year, as concerns grow of the impact of litter on coastal waters. To assess the impact of litter reduction initiatives on coastal environments, a baseline monitoring project has been developed, in a collaboration between NSW EPA, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Southern Cross University, Local Land Services, Tangaroa Blue and community groups. The project is using a combination of experienced scientists and citizen volunteers to collect the data by counting and clearing litter in a series of transects across a range of coastal locations. The project will deliver baseline data to assess the main types of litter in coastal environments and inform future prioritisation to reduce the impact of litter on coastal environments. The presentation will provide an overview of the research and insights into the possible impact of the CDS scheme on our coastal environment.

Dr Scott Wilson is a senior lecturer in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Macquarie University and director of The Litter Lab, a research consultancy. He has over 20 years’ experience in aquatic contaminant and water quality research. Scott specialises in documenting and assessing litter and marine debris loads, sources and the impacts of this pollutant in the environment. Dr Krista Verlis finished her PhD examining the interactions of marine debris on select seabird species in eastern Australia, and helped to create a risk matrix to help inform environmental managers of this pollutant threat. She has experience undertaking litter audits and was involved in the revamping of the NSW EPA Local Litter Check analysis. Krista has also been involved with a range of marine debris and litter related projects.

Erica Pierce has worked in local government for over eight years and has also worked in the events industry. Since 2011, in her capacity as Facilities Coordinator at Camden Council, she has managed community and sporting facilities.

Peter Davies is a Senior Scientist with NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Science Division.

12:45pm Lunch


Program Abstracts and Speakers Day 1 1:30pm

1:50pm

2:10pm

TACKLING TAKEAWAY LITTER IN BANKSTOWN

BONDI UNWRAPPED: TACKLING takeaway PACKAGING litter in bondi

LITTER - Investigation & Prosecution

LESLIE MALLINSON WAVERLEY COUNCIL

CHRISTOPHER PEARSON BEGA VALLEY SHIRE COUNCIL

Takeaway packaging was identified as the top litter item by volume in the 2016 Bondi Beach litter audit. In response to this, Bondi Unwrapped – a multi-disciplinary litter prevention program was developed that included aspects of infrastructure, education, enforcement and evaluation. Funded by the NSW EPA, the program tackled the issue of takeaway packaging litter through targeted engagement with the community and local businesses, along with a cleaning regime, ranger patrols, and monitoring program of litter hotspots.

Proven technique to identify, interview and prosecute offenders when fast food packaging litter is found with receipt details and food order slip. This is a signature of a suspect and provides an investigative lead. Presentation will take investigator through various stages of the investigating process towards the issuing of a Penalty Notice under POEO Act.

DANIELA SANTUCCI CITY OF CANTERBURY BANKSTOWN The Tackling Takeaway Litter in Bankstown project was developed in response to internal stakeholder consultation. In 2013, staff from the former Bankstown Council identified that the littering of takeaway packaging in a number of locations across the LGA, was high and constant, and could be addressed differently. This is a research project, whereby the key behaviours associated with littering takeaway packaging (TAP) from vehicles have been identified. The research used a structured approach to integrate insights into what people do with what people say they do in relation to disposal of takeaway meal packaging. This research analysed the positive and negative driving forces associated with littering behaviour, which is vital to recognise and acknowledge prior to implementing intervention strategies.

A video clip was created to promote connection to place with the key message “Bin it so you don’t swim in it”. The project has been a collaboration from the outset to get litter off the ground and prevent it from entering the ocean while promoting litter prevention at the source.

For 15 years Christopher Pearson worked at NSW Police and as a Police Prosecutor. In addition he has worked as an investagator at other organsisations including Comcare WHS, Essential Energy and Roads and Maritime Services. His current role is with Bega Valley Shire Council as Senior Ranger undertaking, among other things, Authorised Officer under POEO Act.

Daniela Santucci is the Manager of Sustainable Future Unit for the new city of Canterbury Bankstown. She leads a dynamic team responsible for leading change that integrates sustainability into what people do, to improve where we live and work now and for future generations.

Leslie Mallinson is the Sustainable Communities Officer at Waverley Council. Throughout her time at Council, Leslie has worked closely with internal and external stakeholders to develop behaviour change programs to encourage sustainable waste practices. Key projects include coastal litter prevention programs, waste avoidance initiatives and managing community engagement events such as plastic-free July. Prior to joining Waverley, Leslie worked as a Senior Environmental Consultant at MRA Consulting, working on a variety of waste projects. She is also the Tangaroa Blue Foundation representative for Sydney.


Program Abstracts and Speakers Day 1 2:30pm

3:20pm

3:40pm

Operation Autumn Tosser A state-wide litter education and enforcement campaign

ADOPT A PARK PILOT PROGRAM - A JOURNEY OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

DANIELLE NORTHEY & NATALIA GIRALDO NSW EPA

CLAIRE GAUCI BLACKTOWN CITY COUNCIL

FUTURE PROOFING LITTER; ENSURING LITTER PREVENTION HAS A PLACE IN OUR ORGANISATIONS

Now in its fourth year, the EPA’s Hey Tosser Litter Prevention Program continues to build momentum. The recent Hey Tosser education and integrated campaign (19 March – 15 April) typifies this momentum. The 2017 campaign brought together stakeholders from across state government, local government and industry for the largest single litter prevention campaign effort seen in NSW. As part of the campaign, the EPA launched 50 GPS tracked bottles into our harbours, rivers and lakes across the state to engage the community in understanding where litter ends up in the environment and generate broad public interest in litter reduction. These efforts help to raise the profile of litter and work towards our goal of reducing litter volume by 40% by 2020.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Come on our journey and learn the important lessons about project set up and implementation. Challenges did, and continue to, arise and influence the evolution of the Blacktown City Council’s Adopt a Park pilot, which is a volunteer program that started in May 2015. The program was born out of an idea from parks staff to address ongoing litter, illegal dumping and other community actions degrading the environment. The program was developed to utilise and expand on existing positive community actions to combat these issues.

The Litter Congress brings together people that care about litter reduction. This passion may not be shared by the organisations that we all come from, or work with, to the same degree. How can we future-proof the work we are all now doing? We have momentum now. How can we keep that going? In other words, how can we ensure that litter prevention has a lasting place in the hearts and minds of our organisations? Let’s talk imaginatively, practically, idealistically, about how we can make that happen.

Funding for the program is kindly provided by the NSW EPA Waste Less Recycle More initiative. Overall success has been achieved, with litter being diverted from waterways and education programs in place. We have 10 groups consisting of individual residents, religious organisations and care-provider organisations. Group sessions incorporate litter pick up, gardening, reporting of park problems, opportunistic education and dedicated education events.

4:50pm Wrap up - Day 1

5:00pm - 6:30pm NETWORKING DRINKS & canapés Danielle Northey has been with the EPA since 2006 regulating the waste industry. Prior to joining the EPA Danielle worked in environmental education both at the University of NSW and the University of Laos. She joined the Litter Prevention Unit in 2014 bringing her regulatory experience to oversee Report to EPA for littering from vehicles. She has a keen passion for behaviour change and project managed the recent Operation Autumn Tosser campaign. Natalia Giraldo is a passionate marketer with over 10 years’ experience and has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a major in Advertising. Natalia began her career in the music industry, followed by a lucrative role at Twentieth Century Fox. From A-list celebs and rock ‘n’ roll stars, Natalia has now ended up in rubbish, LITTERally! Natalia joined the EPA and the Litter Prevention Unit in 2015 and has worked with the team to take the Hey Tosser! campaign to an exciting new level.

3:00pm Afternoon Tea

Claire Gauci is the Adopt a Park Officer at Blacktown City Council in the western suburbs of Sydney. She has seen the program start from scratch and is passionate about its ongoing possibilities. Claire has a background in Bushland Regeneration and has worked with Bushcare volunteer groups within Council for 15 years. This has given her an understanding of public space issues and community expectations.


Program Abstracts and Speakers Day 2 9:00am

9:40am

10:00am

collaborating to reduce litter in key transport hubs in the canterbury area

TACKLING CIGARette butt LITTER: WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM 2800 CIGARETTE BUTT DISPOSAL OBSERVATIONs

WELCOME Day 2 9:10am applying behavioural insights to change behaviour dr kim louw department of premier & cabinet The key points that will be discussed in this session are: • What is behavioural insights and what does the Behavioural Insights Unit (BIU) do? • How the behavioural insights unit selects projects • Success factors in changing behaviour • Applying behavioural insights to reduce littering The session will help define what behavioural insights is, how the BIU works, and will also present basic principles that underpin behaviour change.

Dr Kim Louw has worked in the Behavioural Insights Unit in the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet since the unit expanded in 2015, joining the team from Western Australia. She leads the team’s work in the environment and workplace diversity portfolios.

anil gupta city of canterbury bankstown The SSROC Litter Regional Implementation Plan (L-RIP) identified litter management at transport hubs as a hot spot in the region. The City of Canterbury Bankstown Council became the lead council for this NSW EPA funded SSROC regional litter management project in collaboration with City of Canada Bay and Waverley Council. To understand more about this issue, Council conducted consultation with several stakeholders. The outcomes identified five bus stops as priority areas, due to their impact on the environment and the high level of litter. There was also a risk for this litter to end up in the Cooks River causing serious environmental harm. The objective of the project was to reduce the incidence of littering of the targeted litter items by 30%. The success of this litter project is attributed to stakeholder collaboration, providing simple and easy to use litter infrastructure to the community and high level of project management.

Anil Gupta has diverse work experience having worked on two continents across a range of businesses in the private and public sector. Anil has highly developed interpersonal and project management skills, which have helped him deliver several innovative and collaborative projects. Anil is passionate about sustainability and using technology for improving service delivery.

rupert saville nsw epa The NSW EPA Litter Prevention Unit has completed an extensive observational research project of cigarette butt disposal. The project conducted over 2,800 observations of cigarette disposal and over 1,000 on-site interviews with smokers across 124 sites in NSW. Who is the biggest flagrant flinger of their cigarette? Who prefers a sneaky drop? How might contextual factors influence people’s disposal of their cigarette? What is the littering rate across different site and geographical areas? The presentation will demonstrate how observing people’s disposal behaviour helps understand cigarette littering behaviour, and is driving the design of a broader cigarette butt litter reduction program.

Rupert Saville works as Senior Project Officer with the NSW EPA Litter Prevention Unit and manages the NSW EPA litter grants program, working closely with councils to deliver local litter reduction projects across NSW. Rupert has over 10 years’ experience working across local, state and federal government and the community sector on a range of community and sustainability behaviour change programs.

10:30am Morning Tea


Program Abstracts and Speakers Day 2 10:50am

11:10am

11:30am

tidy roads program

busting roadside litter on the north coast a collaborative approach

western sydney’s biggest effort to tackle roadside litter and the development of roadside litter check methodology

stuart campbell roads and maritime services The Tidy Roads Steering Committee has brought together stakeholders from across local government, Roads and Maritime Services, the NSW Environment Protection Authority, the Department of Premier and Cabinet and Imperial Tobacco, McDonalds, Woolworths, and the Australia Food and Grocery Councils to tackle litter on NSW roadsides. This session will focus on the experience from litter novice to litter “behaviourist” and promoting the notion of harnessing group efforts and not trying to do everything yourself. Celebrating lots of small wins to maintain ongoing efforts.

karen rudkin north east waste This presentation will identify the strategies used in the North East Waste Roadside Litter Reduction program to achieve its targets of reducing roadside littering at identified hotspots and increasing the number of people registered to report littering from vehicles. The session will explore what worked well and what could be improved, including: • Benefits of partnering with RMS to collect data and monitor litter at identified roadside hotspots • Cross regional collaborative approach to developing project resources • Communication strategies and resources used to engage the public • Challenges and benefits in engaging local businesses to support the program • Design and implementation of a roadside litter reduction program

Stuart Campbell has worked in the Far North Coast at Ballina for the last 15 years as District Works Manager for Roads and Maritime Services. His experience with direct workforces and understanding of roadside maintenance prompted his selection as RMS’ representative to address the Premier’s 40% litter reduction target. He has been working with a diverse team to operationalise the outcomes from Tidy Roads Summit recommendations.

amanda bombaci western sydney regional organisation of councils (WSROC) With the NSW EPA grant funding, WSROC undertook a campaign to reduce roadside litter across major roads in nine Western Sydney councils. This encompassed billboard bookings, bus advertisements, car park panels, outdoor banners, vehicle magnets, hundreds of Report to EPA booklets and much more using coordinated efforts across the region. A critical element of this campaign was its comprehensive evaluation consisting of: social research, roadside litter checks, enforcement data, activity generated through the Report to EPA platform and targeted media reach. The measured successes and challenges of the project will be outlined in this presentation. The greatest legacy of this project, however, was the trial and development of a roadside litter check methodology. Based on the NSW Local Litter Check, with special considerations and safety requirements for roadside, a methodology was trialled and refined that has since provided a platform for a replicable standard.

Karen Rudkin has over 12 years’ experience in waste and resource recovery. She has been delivering programs for the seven member Councils of North East Waste for 10 years. Karen is a co-director of Waste Works Consultancy and has extensive experience in compositional waste auditing, data analysis and reporting. She has also worked as Waste Strategy Officer with Gold Coast Council and as an Occupational Hygienist (asbestos mitigation).

Amanda Bombaci has been a regional waste coordinator at WSROC since the commencement of the EPA’s Sydney Metropolitan Regional Coordination program in early 2014. Amanda has worked in waste and resource recovery positions in local government for the past eight years, after a few years working in federal government. She currently works with nine councils in Western Sydney to deliver regional waste projects, including various education initiatives.


Program Abstracts and Speakers Day 2 11:50am

12:10pm

1:30pm

midwaste arterial roads litter reduction project

Building beautiful – community engagement that delivers

community driven micro clean-ups: small scale but big impact

Sabina wills keep victoria beautiful

tim silverwood take 3

Keep Victoria Beautiful (KVB) works with volunteers to deliver our vision of Victoria as a state where all Victorian’s protect and enhance their environment by their own actions. Our Adopt a Roadside program in conjunction with VicRoads works with over 130 community groups to deliver litter collection and Landcare plantings in regional Victoria. Stationeers, in conjunction with VicTrack, V/line, PTV and Metro, works with over 60 community groups to deliver station beautification and planting programs throughout Victoria.

Every day, thousands of people across Australia pick up litter. What if “citizen science” could enable communities to increase our understanding of litter and provide evidence of impact and change?

Supported by a Myer Foundation Grant KVB are developing a new program working with our community engagement skills to help deliver Victoria’s Biodiversity 2037 goal of: ‘Victorians value nature’.

In 2017, Take 3 for the Sea initiated a social media campaign called Pick it up, Snap it, Share it to encourage people who engage in these micro-clean-ups to take photographs and submit them for more detailed analysis.

This presentation will report our findings on community engagement, beating bureaucracy and building something new while always considering financially sustainable programs.

This presentation will describe the initial phase of this project and how a standardised approach to sampling and analysis of the data collected through the campaign was developed.

jem hansen midwaste This presentation will outline MIDWASTE’s arterial roads litter reduction project, including planning considerations, actions undertaken, results achieved, and lessons learned. The project aimed to reduce litter on arterial roads by targeting motorists at highway service centres. Two education and awareness campaigns were undertaken, including installation of signage at the service centres, user surveys, covert surveillance, litter counts and a broad-scale media and social media campaign. Results to date indicate the campaigns have had significant effect, with an average of 39% reduction in litter at the 14 monitoring sites in the January campaign. With the project being finalised in May, full results will be presented at the Congress. Participants will be able to apply the learnings of the MIDWASTE litter project to the development of their own roadside litter projects, with a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges they may face.

The individuals/groups that undertake smallscale micro clean-ups and casual clean-up actions do so under their own volition, and information about the amount of efforts and the data about litter collected is rarely, if at all, captured.

Learn how technology, social media and citizen science can increase understanding of litter and human efforts in removing litter.

For over fifteen years, Jem Hansen has provided environmental consultancy services to government, business and community sectors. He manages a wide variety of projects in waste management, sustainability and environmental education. He is currently contracted to manage MIDWASTE’s litter projects. Jem is Vice President of the NSW Chapter of the Australian Association of Environmental Education, and Chair of the Make the Change Subcommittee. He is a volunteer Primary Ethics Teacher. He was awarded 2014 NSW Environmental Educator of the Year and 2015 Australian Environmental Educator of the Year.

Sabina Wills is a civil engineer with many years spent recording what comes out of trucks at landfills, peering into skips of all sizes and working to increase recycling and reduce litter. She has worked in industry including BOC Gases, industry associations including Packaging Stewardship Forum and state government including Sustainability Victoria. Her greatest successes have come in working in partnership – together everyone’s money stretches further and the outcomes stick. She believes in practical, integrated solutions that don’t add to the burden of doing business. Her current mottos are make friends and dream big.

12:45pm Lunch

Tim Silverwood is the co-founder and CEO of Take 3 and a leading advocate for litter and waste reduction in Australia. Tim was the 2014 Green Globe Sustainability Champion for NSW and in 2016 was the facilitator of the marine pollution panel at the prestigious Our Ocean Conference in Washington DC.


Program Abstracts and Speakers Day 2 1:50pm

2:10pm

2:30pm

bazza the bunyip; using a mascot to raise awareness of litter issues

litter in our waterways

harbourcare mosman and north sydney volunteer program

john phillips oam kesab environmental solutions

The project’s main focus is reducing the total amount of litter entering the main waterways in the Local Government Area. It arose from complaints by managers of downstream catchments, and forms the basis of a bigger community focused project.

The Bunyip is a large creature who lives in swamps, billabongs, creeks, riverbeds, and waterholes throughout Southern Australia. They are an elusive creature, with Bazza being one of the few Bunyips to emerge from the reeds to talk to humans. Bazza the Bunyip is an Ambassador for the River Murray wetland and riverine environments in South Australia. Bazza the Bunyip was first used in South Australia to raise awareness about the importance of the River Murray approximately two decades ago. Since then, he has made brief appearances. In 2017, KESAB decided to reintroduce Bazza the Bunyip as part of a reinvigorated Don’t Muck up the Murray Campaign. The primary reason for reintroducing Bazza is to raise community awareness and educate about the impact humans can have on the river system and its inhabitants. Supporting the audio static display is an online social media campaign that spreads the word about Bazza’s whereabouts and the messages he is sharing.

nicole collas cumberland council

Educating residents on stormwater runoff and litter, as well as engaging local schools to create artwork for the project, were first steps. Following this, multiple stakeholders including councils, RMS, WSROC, NSW EPA, schools and community groups enabled the workings of a multi–stakeholder engagement project. This program now aims to collate the data available and conduct further research to determine the sources of litter and help educate residents further. Understand the need for qualitative and quantitative data in order to better understand the problem, how to combat each issue at its source, what it takes to coordinate multiple stakeholders, and find creative solutions to reducing litter with participation from local schools and community groups.

julia montgomery mosman council & hugh goodman north sydney council HarbourCare is a community volunteer program created and implemented by North Sydney Council in 2012, then implemented by Mosman Council in 2016. The premise of the program is simple: local residents clean up their local beaches and foreshores at a time and location that suits them and their lifestyle. Collected data is then used by the Councils to implement education and infrastructure changes. After attending this session, participants will gain handy tips and hints for establishing their own community volunteer litter collection program.

Julia Montgomery’s passion for the marine environment has seen her work in the field of marine education and environmental education for over 10 years. Julia has been the Environmental Sustainability Officer at Mosman Council for the last four years and as part of this role facilitates the HarbourCare Mosman program.

Nicole Collas works as a Waste Education Officer, with a focus on litter reduction and illegal dumping. John Phillips OAM was appointed Executive Director of iconic South Australian sustainability education NGO KESAB in 1988. KESAB advocates, creates and delivers environmental sustainability education resources working with all levels of government, industry and community, building capacity through targeted learning and awareness initiatives. John has over 25 years’ experience engaging government, industry and community facilitating behavioural change with specific focus in environmental sustainability, litter reduction, recycling and resource recovery, graffiti crime prevention, catchment water management, remote community engagement and project delivery.

Hugh Goodman always had a strong interest in understanding the environment and nature. His current role is Streets Alive Project Officer at North Sydney Council, where he facilitates the Community Gardens, the Streets Alive Program and HarbourCare.

3:00pm afternoon tea


Program Abstracts and Speakers Day 2 3:20pm

3:35pm

3:55pm

drastic plastic

delivering on public place recycling - can it really work?

WORLD CLEANUP DAY 2018 – AN OPPORTUNITY TO UNITE!

susie crick surfrider foundation The Surfrider Foundation Australia campaigns against disposable, single-use and (so- called) biodegradable plastics, microbeads and other plastics that break up into micro-plastics and make their way into our waterways and oceans, affecting, choking and threatening marine species.

blake lindley edge environment

Role modelling and stewardship are honourable, however, that approach is merely a Band-Aid approach to the catastrophic chasm that plastic and micro-plastic pollution is affecting upon our oceans and threatened marine species. Businesses need to take responsibility for their plastic footprint and adopt a #MakeItTakeIt policy. The government should introduce initiatives where the manufacturers are responsible for the return and/or refund of items that can harm or do not compliment and enhance the natural environment.

Through controlled experimentation and observation, this project monitored the responses and behaviour of the public interacting with public place recycling systems. Over the course of several weeks, independent trials were run to quantifiably determine the impact of signage placement on the bins, photographic and illustrated imagery and wording choice, in order to maximise un-contaminated recycling.

The marine plastics issue isn’t only for coastal dwellers as everyone in Australia must realise that ‘we all live downstream’ and whatever happens up the rivers, flows down to the sea.

Susie Crick is President of the South Coast branch and also on Board of Directors of Surfrider Foundation Australia. She runs Surfrider Foundation’s RISE ABOVE PLASTICS campaign and is passionate about altering community plastic habits and dependance.

The purpose of this project was to accurately determine the best possible contamination and capture rates of recyclables in a retail centre, and how system design can be improved to deliver better environmental outcomes.

The trial identified key barriers to recycling in public places, while also providing measurable impacts of changes made. The results of the trial demonstrated that the design of these systems is critical to their success and showed the importance of preliminary studies to first understanding the waste stream.

Blake Lindley is a Senior Consultant and leads Edge Environment’s work in the waste and resource recovery sector. With five years’ experience in environmental consulting, Blake has applied his skills to resource economics, waste reduction/by-product reuse and environmental policy making.

steve jarron World Clean-up Day 2018 represents a unique opportunity to become the largest positive civic action event in the planet’s history. The aim is to have a rolling active commitment to reducing the world’s litter involving people across the planet on Saturday 15 September 2018. The project will start at first light in our region and culminate in Hawaii at the end of the day. Already more than 100 countries across the globe have committed to the project which is attracting high levels of partnership support from world leading corporations such as Microsoft. The project has the potential to raise the global issue of litter to an unprecedented level of public consciousness among. Australia, however, will not reap the many potential benefits of participating in this exciting global event, unless we are willing to identify local champions who are willing to work together to support it.

Since 1986, Steve Jarron has campaigned for greater co-operation and synergies of effort among community groups and their local governments. In recent years, he has turned his focus towards trying to ensure that our cities, public precincts and open spaces reflect a level of cleanliness, vibrancy and amenity consistent with the natural beauty of our country. Steve also has a professional interest in the replacement of high-polluting cleaning and waste management methods with battery electric and solar assisted alternatives.

4:10pm WRAP UP - Day 2 4:30pm CONgress close


Program Abstracts and Speakers DISCLAIMER Registration Day 1 cost DRESS CODE GENERAL INFORMATION

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registrations for NSW Regional Councils and Community to attend Litter every 160NSW million beverageGroups containers are littered Congress 2017 are available. Sponsored year. When Premier Mike Baird welcomed the registrations strictlyforlimited are it Container Depositare Scheme NSW,and he called to oneever sponsored therestricted largest initiative taken forregistration reducing litter. per organistation. Please note This presentation will talk about thetravel, upcoming accommodation and other expenses related scheme, how it compares to existing scheme in to Litter Congress included, registration South Australia and are the not Northern Territories, and only is covered. thefee work that’s still to be done to implement the So get in quick missYou outwill onlearn this special 10 cent refund perand can don’t in NSW. Registration be completed through howoffer. it works, what willcan change in the litter space,the andKNSWB how thisticketing schemesite. will affect you.

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10:20am Morning Tea


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LITTER BY THE NUMBERS

HEY TOSSER! You know it’s wrong

You may think it doesn’t matter, but every bit of litter gets noticed. Don’t be a tosser, put it in the bin. epa.nsw.gov.au/litter

• Approximately 7 billion cigarette butts are littered in Australia each year • $180 million: Annual spend on litter management in NSW • In NSW, it is estimated 2 billion plastic bags are consumed each year, with only 14% being recycled, the rest end up in landfill or the litter stream • 160 million: Drink containers littered in NSW in 2014-15 • Together takeaway food containers and beverage containers make up 68% of NSW litter volume

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