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Litter Is Killing Our Wildlife

Litter Is Killing Our Wildlife Annually, the RSPCA receives over 7,000 phone calls about litter-related incidents. Their officers regularly rescue pets, farm and wild animals trapped or hurt by discarded litter. With many pet and farm owners going direct to vets, and many injured wild animals never being found, it is estimated that this figure is just the tip of the iceberg. It's costing taxpayers over half a billion pounds a year to clear the streets of England - let alone parks and other public spaces. of the population admit to of farmers have been forced to clear 48% 95% dropping litter. other people's rubbish from their land. Marine litter has a large impact on the marine environment as more than 1 million birds and 100,000 marine mammals die each year from becoming entangled in or ingesting marine litter. of Fulmars in the North Sea have 98% plastic in their stomachs which can lead to a loss of physical condition resulting in breeding failures and in severe cases death. Turtles have been known to ingest plastic bags as they resemble jellyfish while floating in the water. Animals can often become entangled in discarded ropes and nets or trapped in plastic containers. Plastic strapping bands can also be dangerous for inquisitive animals such as seals. They swim through the bands catching them around their necks and as the animal grows, the bands cut into their skin. SkipHire PAL Hire " topskips com http://www.rspca.org.uk/allaboutanimals/helpandadvice/litter http://www.cpre.org.uk/what-we-do/energy-and-waste/litter-and-fly-tipping/the-issues http://www.kimointernational.org/Marinelitter.aspx 88 Litter Is Killing Our Wildlife Annually, the RSPCA receives over 7,000 phone calls about litter-related incidents. Their officers regularly rescue pets, farm and wild animals trapped or hurt by discarded litter. With many pet and farm owners going direct to vets, and many injured wild animals never being found, it is estimated that this figure is just the tip of the iceberg. It's costing taxpayers over half a billion pounds a year to clear the streets of England - let alone parks and other public spaces. of the population admit to of farmers have been forced to clear 48% 95% dropping litter. other people's rubbish from their land. Marine litter has a large impact on the marine environment as more than 1 million birds and 100,000 marine mammals die each year from becoming entangled in or ingesting marine litter. of Fulmars in the North Sea have 98% plastic in their stomachs which can lead to a loss of physical condition resulting in breeding failures and in severe cases death. Turtles have been known to ingest plastic bags as they resemble jellyfish while floating in the water. Animals can often become entangled in discarded ropes and nets or trapped in plastic containers. Plastic strapping bands can also be dangerous for inquisitive animals such as seals. They swim through the bands catching them around their necks and as the animal grows, the bands cut into their skin. SkipHire PAL Hire " topskips com http://www.rspca.org.uk/allaboutanimals/helpandadvice/litter http://www.cpre.org.uk/what-we-do/energy-and-waste/litter-and-fly-tipping/the-issues http://www.kimointernational.org/Marinelitter.aspx 88

Litter Is Killing Our Wildlife

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An infographic on the littering habits of British people and the impact litter has on UK wildlife.

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