Litter Trivia

Do you think you have what it takes to be a triva king or queen for litter-knowledge? See how many facts below you are aware of.

If there are other cool litter triva you know that’s not listed below, please let us know and we’ll add them to the list.

  1. The Georgia Department of Transportation collects over 2,000,000 bags of trash each year. This equates to one thousand miles if laid out!
  2. What is the most littered objects on the road? Cigarette butts and food litters top the list.
  3. Georgians dump an average of 42 pounds of garbage every week. Guess how many pounds of trash that is in a year? (Hint: it’s over 2,000 pounds per person! according to the latest mobile app reports)
  4. Glass bottle, despite the notion that is it recyclable can take up to a million years to decompose naturally.
  5. Plastic products can take more than 450 years.

Sources
http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/coastal/trash/documents/marine_debris.pdf
http://www.claytoncountyga.gov/pdfs/kccb/facts_on_litter_in_ga.pdf

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