What is litter? Litter can be described as ‘rubbish that is in the wrong place’ It can be food, chewing gum, crisp packets, plastic bags and banana skins – in fact, any item left by a person that should not be there.
Why do people litter? Too lazy Too busy playing There aren’t enough bins The bins are in the wrong place The bins aren’t emptied often enough The bins aren’t big enough It’s OK to litter if no one can see you!
Up to two years to rot away Up to 10 years to rot away Between 10 and 20 years and will slowly break up into small pieces, but even these never really go away Will NEVER EVER rot away How long does it stick around?
Litter harms wildlife Young fox with its head trapped inside a rusty drinks can. RSPCA
Seagulls and pigeons are attracted by food litter Do we have lots of seagulls in Pitcoudie?