Littering Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Cure Litter, Live Strong
Date Verified: 1.6.2013
Littering Statistics
Percent of people who have admitted to littering in the past 5 years75%
Percent of all littered items that are cigarette butts50%
Total amount of litter that is dumped into the ocean every year9 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 litter12 paces
Total amount of trash is generated each year in the U.S.250 million
Most Common Objects Used in Littering Statistics
Fast Food Waste33%

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