Littering Statistics

Littering Statistics
Percent of people who have admitted to littering in the past 5 years 75%
Percent of all littered items that are cigarette butts 50%
Total amount of litter that is dumped into the ocean every year 9 billion tons
Total annual amount spent on cleaning up litter yearly $ll.5 billion
Average amount of steps a person will hold a piece of trash before they litter 12 paces
Total amount of trash is generated each year in the U.S. 250 million
Most Common Objects Used in Littering Statistics
Object Percentage
Fast Food Waste 33%
Paper 29%
Aluminum 28%
Glass 6%
Plastic 2%
Other 2%

Litter consists of waste products that have been disposed improperly, without consent, at an inappropriate location.

Statistic Verification
Source: Cure Litter, Live Strong
Research Date: September 26th, 2015

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