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Brace for Impact: The Clear Connection Between Litter, Our Environment, and Climate Change

Part 1: On Terra Firma

“Environmental damage such as graffiti, fly-posting and general littering is a menace that is becoming all too prevalent, not just in inner cities but in many communities – urban and rural.” ~ Margaret Beckett, former member of the British Parliament

It should come as no surprise that litter is a serious problem. Our use-once then throw away convenience lifestyle has created a pollution crisis that the world has never seen before. It’s not just an issue in far-off lands where we see news footage of beaches a foot thick with trash the ocean has spat back out. It’s an issue right here in the United States. Almost 23.7 billion pieces of litter line our roadways. To put that into perspective, that’s over six thous