The Litter Hub has been established by Keep New Zealand Beautiful, as we recognised the need for a litter reduction campaign after our volunteers collected enough rubbish to fill 120 rugby fields with litter reaching half a metre in height from just one week-long clean up. As part of this campaign, the Litter Hub was launched, aiming to provide everyone in New Zealand with the information and resources to do the right thing, and dispose of their waste responsibly in their local regions.
Keep New Zealand Beautiful is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to keeping our communities clean, safe and beautiful. Our campaigns "Be A Tidy Kiwi" and "Do the Right Thing" have been part of New Zealand culture for nearly 50 years. Our rainbow logo is as recognisably Kiwi as L&P and jandals, and still proudly worn on t-shirts today.
In 1967, the New Zealand Government established the Anti Litter Council, the organisation that is now known as Keep New Zealand Beautiful. We started out tackling litter, and that's still a big part of what we do. Today, though, our work includes graffiti removal and reduction and waste minimisation and recycling initiatives. Our wider environmental projects include community beautification and clean-up events, tree and garden planting and waterways and highway restoration.
We run sustainability education programmes designed to inspire the next generation of Kiwis. We provide comprehensive resources to support members and volunteers in their community efforts. And our annual Keep New Zealand Beautiful Awards celebrate our best towns, cities and local heroes, who lead the way with their outstanding environmental and beautification work.
We couldn't do any of it without the time, energy and support of people like you. The Keep New Zealand Beautiful network includes families, schools, businesses, councils and community groups throughout the country, all making a difference in their local area. Our mission is to provide the education and resources you and your community need to keep your own little corner of New Zealand beautiful.
If you like the sound of the work we do, and want to get involved and help us turn the tide on littering in New Zealand, we would love to have you on board! There are a range of ways you, your business, your community or school can get involved. Click the link below to find out how.