Research shows that people aged 16-30 don’t even think about litter. This age group, while outwardly professing a love of the planet, recycling and other green issues, over-indexes on littering compared to other age groups.
We should be proud of the areas we live in, but when an area has a litter problem its residents suffer, community spirit suffers, and people’s wellbeing and health suffers.
62% of people in the England are concerned about the appearance of their area and are concerned about the problems associated with littering, such as economic impact, crime and anti-social behaviour.
Littering increases rat populations and causes harm to local wildlife and pets.
62% of people in England drop litter, but only 23% admit to doing it.
Don’t be part of the problem, don’t drop litter.