KABC collaborates with Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority to reduce litter this wildflower season

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Keep Australia Beautiful Council (KABC) and the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) have launched a special wildflower edition of Outback Packs as part of a trial promotion to mark World Environment Day.
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Helen Ansell with new outback packs

Pictured L-R: Michael Aspinall, Sue McDougall, Helen Ansell, Hon Shelley Payne MLC.

Outback Packs are a free litter prevention resource to collect any rubbish that travellers throughout the state may come across at local parks, camp sites or on the road.

BGPA have provided bookmarks and artwork from local Mullewa artist, Helen Ansell, has been included on the sleeve of these Outback Packs destined for the Mid-West region.

A limited supply of these Outback Packs will be available in the region to coincide with wildflower season and World Environment Day.

Through the partnership between KABC, Main Roads WA (MRWA) and Containers for Change, the packs are provided to Regional Visitor and Community Resource Centres to make preventing litter and cleaning up the state easier.

The following items are contained in the pack:

  • Heavy duty reusable bag - for heavier items and sharp objects
  • Compostable car litter bags
  • Tongs for collection of hazardous items
  • Containers for Change bag for eligible containers

Outback Packs are individually packed by students from WA high schools and justice centres as part of the community service program, with over 22,500 outback packs distributed around Western Australia in the past three years.

Find out more about the Outback Pack program and other Keep Australia Beautiful WA programs.

Comments attributed to Keep Australia Beautiful Council WA Chair Michael Aspinall

“Many areas in the Mid-West region are frequented by travellers en route to some of WA's beautiful tourism destinations. The pack has been put together to make collecting litter and managing waste easier,’’

“We can all do our bit to reduce the amount of litter found along roadsides, parks and campsites around WA and these free Outback Packs are available statewide to help”.