Statistics on littering

Litter is a big problem - Bin it or take it home

  • Buckinghamshire Council spends £350,000 each year picking up dropped litter from around the Vale.

  • £739 is spent every day keeping Aylesbury town centre clean.

  • 33% of all litter is fast food.

  • 70% of all rubbish comes from food packaging.

  • 95% of vets say they have treated animals injured by litter.

  • It costs 10p to clean up every piece of gum from pavements.

  • 122 tonnes of cigarette butts dropped daily in the UK.

  • Litter costs almost £1 billion a year to the UK. 

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