Eye-Opening Statistics on Littering

Littering Statistics

Total Annual Amount Spent On Cleaning Litter Yearly $11.5 Billion

Percent Of All That Littered Items Are Cigarette Butts 50%

Percent Of All People Who Have Admitted To Littering In The Past 5 Years 75%

Total Amount Of Litter That Is Dumped Into The Ocean Every Year Every Year 9 Billion Tons

Average Amount Of Steps A Person Will Hold A Piece Of Trash Before They Litter 12 Paces

Most Common Objects Used In Littering Statistics

Fast Food 33%

Paper 29%

Aluminum 28%

Glass 6%

Plastic 2%

Other 2%

Total Amount Of Trash Generated in the U.S. Each Year 250 Million

Eye-Opening Statistics on Littering

shared by billytrail on Apr 24, 2013 in Environment


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Littering is a big problem that's why we need companies that haul away garbage for us. To visually see just how much waste is wasted each year I created this infographic. The infographic is titled, 'L...
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