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What is the global cost of littering?

 

  • The UK’s Billion Pound Epidemic:

    According to a Telegraph article the UK spends out more than one billion pounds a year on controlling and maintaining its rubbish. It blames the so-called ‘throwaway culture’ and since the 60's figures show that the country has endured a 500% litter increase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Littering Facts

 

About 85% of littering behavior is the result of individual attitudes.

 

 

How long does trash last?

 

 

  • Cigarette filter:1-50 years

 

 

 

  • Monofilament fishing line:600 years

 

  • Glass Bottle:

1,000,000 years

 

 

 

How much debris enters the ocean?    6.4 million metric tons (equivalent to approximately 14 billion pounds) of trash per year enters the ocean.

 

 

 

environmentalism

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Litterbugs have an environmental impact globally.

 

 

 

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