07 Aug '12, 3pm

Fact: There's about one piece of litter out there for every foot of U.S. roadways.

Fact: There's about one piece of litter out there for every foot of U.S. roadways.

According to Keep America Beautiful’s (KAB) largest-ever litter study , over 51 billion pieces of trash end up on U.S. roadways each year. While overall findings determined that litter has decreased over the past few decades, it also concluded that it is still nothing to be discounted in terms of the toll it can take. “Litter is still out there,” says Steven Stein, Principal at Environmental Resources Planning LLC and co-author of KAB’s survey. “On average, there’s one piece per foot for all U.S. roadways.” Litter: Still a Problem Littering still has a big impact on communities and environments. Some litter bugs might be surprised to find out just how far-reaching their bad habit really is. Litter can be surprisingly mobile, thanks largely to weather and waterways. Regardless of its mode of transportation – animals, wind, rain, human error – once litter finds a sewer drain...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2012/08/07/solving-the-litter-pr...

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