Keep New Zealand Beautiful has launched an online resource, The National Litter Hub, to provide Kiwis with a central source of litter disposal, waste minimisation and recycling information for every region of New Zealand.
KNZB created the resource to make it easier for people to find information on litter disposal and recycling facilities in their region, after the organisation’s recent survey showed 59 per cent of New Zealanders have struggled to find information about litter policies and fines.
Nearly half of Kiwis surveyed (48 per cent), also admitted they were unsure about litter disposal and recycling policies when they travel around the country.
The National Litter Hub is a centralised online platform where New Zealanders can find information on local litter and recycling facilities, infringements as well as policies and bylaws.
The website aims to make it easier for Kiwis and to find information on doing the right thing with litter and recycling, both where they live and when they’re travelling around New Zealand.
KNZB CEO Heather Saunderson says the survey echoes the feedback the organisation has been receiving from councils around New Zealand about litter information.
“In our conversations with local councils, what we’re hearing is New Zealanders are finding it difficult to find information about managing their litter, both when they’re at home and travelling around the country,” says Heather.
The National Litter Hub is also a tool for local councils to see how other regions are managing litter and recycling.
Housing comprehensive information about litter and recycling around the country has also shown the many positive processes and facilities councils are embracing to manage litter in the region.