Litter is one of the most visible signs of environmental pollution. Its definition is 'refuse discarded in public places'. In reality, however, litter is anything that is deposited where it is not meant to be.
In Victoria, the peak body for litter management is The Victorian Litter Action Alliance (VLAA). Formed in April 2000, the alliance was created to coordinate efforts made on behalf of State and local government agencies and the voluntary and private sectors to reduce litter in the Victorian environment.
Litter prevention is a key issue for Member Councils in the Barwon Region. Many are developing Litter Strategies and/or Storm Water Action Plans and a wide range of local programs have been initiated by them to deal with litter and water quality. Many Councils and have also taken steps to involve community groups in dealing with this issue, and are keen to develop and utilise local Litter Prevention Task Forces.