A new mobile phone application has been launched by the Environment Protection Authority to make it easy to report littering from wherever you are across the state.
Acting CEO Katrina McKenzie said through the application, EPA is targeting litter on all fronts, including educating Victorias on the impact litter has on land and water.
“We need more Victorians to become litter reporters and it’s now more convenient with our new mobile EPA Report Litter App,” Ms McKenzie said.
“When you see litter being thrown from a vehicle or dropped by a driver or passenger you can report using this new app”.
Approximately 14,560 tonnes of litter is generates across the state every year – almost three kilograms of litter for every Victorian.
EPA has the power to issue an infringement or fine to the owner of the registered vehicle if they are seen throwing litter out of a vehicle. the details of each report are verified against the VIcRoads database, if the details match, an infringement is issued.
“Litter is one of this state’s most unnecessary burdens, with a clean-up bill of $78 million every year. It cannot be fixed without the help of all Victorians, and it is now even easier to report litterers.” Ms McKenzie said.
The app is free of charge and is now available on iTunes and Playstore.
Published on February 4, 2014 in The Moorabool News