What is litter?
2. What is litter?Rubbish that is in the wrong place.
It can be anything from a cigarette butt to food,
chewing gum, crisp packets or plastic bags.
3. Why is it a problem?
4. Why is it a problem?Cost
Guillemot strangled by the plastic rings
from a drinks multi-pack.
Young fox with its head trapped
inside a rusty drinks can.
13. Reasons(or excuses)Laziness
Garbage can is full or far away
My neighbour litters, so do I!
What’s your problem?!
Really? It’s just a paper!
People are starving in Africa!
Why do you care about littering?!
14. Who is responsible for stopping it?ALL OF US
The UK - £80-2,500
The USA - $100-6,250
Russia – ₱5,000-200,000
17. What can we do to reduce waste/litter in general?Buy things with less packaging
Use non-disposable things like metal cutlery, re-usable storage
containers for food/drinks, handkerchiefs that can be washed instead
of disposable tissues etc.
Use ‘bags for life’ instead of single use carrier bags
18. What can we do about litter in schools?Put your rubbish in the right bin yourself and teach the children to do it
Arrange a system of separate collection of waste
Organize a litter pick
Do a waste audit in school – what has been littered, recycled or put in
the general waste bin. Do you need more bins (litter & recycling) and
to educate other pupils?
Do a questionnaire about litter e.g. what do pupils think of litter, do
they litter, if so – why, what are most common types of litter they find,
how would they stop littering in the school grounds?
Create a litter action plan for your school.