It’s Keep Australia Beautiful week in Australia, and this year’s focus is on respecting our roadsides. The campaign is imploring motorists to do the right thing by not littering from their cars and to report anyone they see offending.
According to KAB’s count, litter costs the public pocket between $300 million and $350 million every year.
In Victoria for example, local governments spend more than $98 million on street sweeping services to maintain roadsides against litter. In Western Australia that figure is nearly $30 million, and $20 million in South Australia.