Archive for January 8th, 2014

The Startling Who, What, and Why of Littering

Litter prevention

A shocking 75% of all Americans admit to littering at some point within the last five years. As a result, it should come as no surprise that some 14 billion pounds of garbage are dumped into the oceans by the United States every year and, over the last two decades, the amount of plastic waste polluting the planet has grown 10% every year. Unfortunately, the high volume of land pollution is leading to a number of different environmental issues, and the solutions to those problems are hazy. However, the who, what, why, and other littering facts are pretty clear.

Who Litters?

At some point, most every American will litter, even if it is just a small gum rapper. But some are more common offenders than others.

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