New rubbish bin and footpath stickers encouraging people to dispose of litter responsibly will soon be appearing around the Taupo district.
The stickers were the result of the 'It's not okay to litter' poster competition which was organised by Taupō District Council last year and which drew over 200 entries. Competition winner Bavneet Kaur was on hand to see the first of them applied and says she is happy to see her work being put to a great cause.
Council's environmental ranger Shannon Hanson says the stickers are a great way to draw people's attention to the bins and hopefully divert litter from ending up on the ground.
"Due to wind and rain, litter on the streets often ends up in our lake, and even small things like cigarette butts and food wrappers can have a really detrimental effect on the lake's ecosystem. It was great to see how much local kids care about the environment through this competition - they've done their part, now we as a community have to do ours."
26 February 2018