The Cost of Litter [Infographic]

Research by finance experts Money Guru shows that 62% of the population will throw litter away at some point, but it is a telling fact that only 28% admit to it.

Chewing gum, cigarette butts, fast food containers and plastic bottles are the most likely things to be littered. Much of this waste finds its way into our rivers and from there into our oceans and when you consider that this plastic is virtually indestructible then you can see why we have such a huge problem.

There are over 38 million plastic bottles used every day in the UK with only just over ½ of these ever making into recycling, along with 200 million cigarette butts littered each and every day, and an estimated 10 million tonnes of waste from the fast food industry then perhaps you can begin to see the extent of the problem.


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8 thoughts on “The Cost of Litter [Infographic]

  1. I would hope that everyone who reads this takes it to heart. However, being something of a cynic, I think most people who read this are already converted. The rest don’t care. What happens in 100 years, or even 10 years from now doesn’t really bother them.
    I saw an old refrigerator dumped within 100 meters of the tip. Our roadsides are a disgrace where I live. I saw a young student standing next to a rubbish bin drop her rubbish on the ground. Couln’t be bothered to lift her arm up far enough to drop it into the bin,
    All the talk of how litter is damaging the environment and the wildlife seems to have little effect on most people, whom I don’t think care about the creatures who share our planet, even though without them, we would not exist, either.

    1. Hi!
      Yes, I totally agree with you, I have a compilation of indifferent scenes as well, is sad but at the same time it upsets me. And a little anger is what makes the motivation to say or do something about it.

      I hope this piece can reach maybe already some of the “already converted” and just a few “not yet convinced” but that at least ONE does something and take it to others, so there is a chain reaction.

      Resigning and doing nothing is also not an option :/

      Thank you for your feedback! 💚

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