The Environment and Plastics Industry Council (EPIC) announced that it will launch a new anti-litter web site during National Waste Reduction Week, scheduled to take place from October 20 to 26. The new site is designed to provide the public with information and useful tools to help reduce litter. It features litter audit study results, educational programs and community activities, including a few programs practiced by cities across Canada.
“Litter is an issue that should concern everyone,” says Karen Wolfe, director of Communications for EPIC. “But more important, litter is something that can be prevented and we’re hoping that our web site will go a long way toward demonstrating what can be done to prevent litter.”
The new anti-litter web site has a range of information available for a variety of people. Community service groups can visit the site and download useful tips and resources to help organize community clean-up days. The academic community can take advantage of educational materials and games for children, while municipal government officials can review the results of recent litter audits.
The new anti-litter site will be accessible from the EPIC site at: www.plastics.ca/epic (also directly linked to the SW&R web site in the “links” section).
A French version of the English site is currently under construction and is expected to be available in early 2004.