Seize it, Snip it, Bin it! 2023 Litter Awareness Campaign
Seize it, Snip it, Bin it!
Because platypuses need us to keep their waterways safe.
Seize it, Snip it, Bin it! is a multifaceted litter awareness campaign targeting long term litter issues in the Hobart Rivulet catchment area.
Engaging Hobart’s school communities is at the core of the Seize it, Snip it, Bin it! campaign. Following a walk along the Hobart Rivulet or school visit, students are encourage to design their own waterway care posters. A selection of these posters are then printed commercially and displayed within the school community. Schools are also encouraged to adopt a waterway, assisting with rubbish collection, platypus monitoring and tree planting. Learn more about school visits
Businesses in South Hobart are encouraged to display Seize it, Snip it, Bin it! stickers, posters and/or signs. The artwork serve as a highly visible reminder to both businesses and their customers of the need to take extra care when processing their rubbish.
Community members are encouraged to display Seize it, Snip it, Bin it! messaging on their wheelie bins. Not only does this serve as a personal daily reminder to household members, but also sends a strong message to neighbors and those walking or driving by that what we need to be mindful of what we do with our rubbish.
During 2023 large scale Seize it, Snip it, Bin it! banners will randomly appear throughout the catchment area.
Local Government Program
The City of Hobart is encouraged to design and install litter and platypus focused interpretive signage along the Hobart Rivulet.
The City of Hobart is encouraged to fast track upgrades to the McRobies Gully outfall (where windblown litter and tip discharge enters the Hobart Rivulet).
The City of Hobart is encouraged to provide wheelie bin lid latches to all residents living in the Hobart Rivulet catchment area. Strong winds often blow full wheelie bins over on rubbish collection days, leading to rubbish entering the stormwater system.
Seize it, Snip it, Bin it! is part of Larila’s Legacy, a broader campaign to honor Larila, a platypus that died as a result of litter entanglement in the Hobart Rivulet in November 2020.
Special thanks to Mel Stanger, The Changesmiths for the Seize it, Snip it, Bin it! artwork