This infographic on the European litter crisis comes to us courtesy of the UK’s Dustbox Cleaning Services. Rich Palmer, the owner of the company, had this to say:
Being in the professional cleaning industry, I see so much waste, particularly litter; as a result I have put together this infographic called ‘Absolute Rubbish! The Litter Crisis in Europe’ which I think your readers might find interesting. A couple of quick facts for you:
• The total cost of cleaning up litter throughout Europe is estimated at €10 to 13 billion per year.
• Cleaning up Europe’s towns and countryside costs an average of €25 per person, per year.
• Road litter clean-up costs taxpayers €1 billion per year throughout Europe.
• 4 in 5 pieces of marine litter in Europe comes from land.