Don't let recycling habits slip this holiday

GLADSTONE residents should not let their recycling habits slip this Easter, the National Packaging Covenant Industry Association said.

With many Gladstone residents on the road and having picnics over the holidays, the association is making a plea to locals to keep roadsides beautiful.

NPCIA CEO Stan Moore said that while recycling had become a way of life for most Australians, the Keep Australia Beautiful National Litter Index found that Australians dumped 49 litter items per 1000sq m on beaches, and 25 litter items per 1000sq m in recreational parks.

"Gladstone residents should think about taking a container or bag along with them if they're planning to go somewhere there may not be an appropriate bin available," Mr Moore said.

"Doing the right thing and remembering to place our rubbish in the right bin, whether we're at home or out and about, helps recycling and reduces littering."