A campaign that hopes to increase community awareness about the impact of litter to the environment and public health has been launched by the Environment Protection Authority Victoria.
EPA chief executive Dr Cathy Wilkinson said as Victorians flock to camping grounds and enjoy the great outdoors, every Victorian has a responsibility for the waste they produce and dispose of.
"Littering not only poses environmental and health risks, it drains money from vital public services such as maintaining our parks," Dr Wilkinson said.
"Be the solution and help protect the health of our community and environment by signing up to report littering from a vehicle via the EPA Report Litter App today."
The EPA said it receives about 20,000 reports of littering each year and works closely with government, industry and community to target offenders.
Littering is against the law with fines of up to $330 for a small piece of litter and $661 for a lit cigarette or burning litter.
Victorians can report littering from a vehicle to the EPA via its website, the app, or a 24-hour hotline on 1300 372 842.
For more information, visit epa.vic.gov.au/report-pollution
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