Litter Presentation - Resource Efficient Scotland

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Litter
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Litter – What is litter?
• Litter is described as
‘rubbish that is in the
wrong place’. It can be
anything from a
cigarette butt to food,
chewing gum, crisp
packets or plastic bags.
Litter – Why is it a
problem?
Litter – Why is it a
problem?
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Cost
Environment
It’s ugly
Fires
Vermin
Wildlife
Guillemot strangled by the plastic rings
from a drinks multi-pack. RSPCA
Young fox with its head trapped
inside a rusty drinks can. RSPCA
Litter – Who is
responsible for
stopping it?
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ALL OF US
Local Authorities
Land owners
Business owners
Penalties of £80
Litter – 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
Litter – What can
we do about litter
in our schools?
• Put your rubbish in the right bin (recycling if possible),
or take it home
• Take part in a litter pick
• Do a waste audit in your 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.
Where would you rather live?
One
kilogram of
beef uses
15,500 litres
to be
produced
Each sheet
of A4 paper
uses 10 litres
of water to
be produced

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