It’s astonishing to think that 3 out of every 4 people have admitted to creating litter in the past 5 years, with people aged 18-34 the most likely to litter. Research by National Geographic indicates that it would take 67 ships a full year to clean up a mere 1% of all litter at the bottom of the North Pacific Ocean.

It’s frightening to contemplate, but that’s the harsh reality that we have created for ourselves through our attitude to littering. Discovering these sort of statistics has really woken me up to the urgent need to take action, which begins by educating others as to the poisonous consequences of litter.

Here’s an infograpfic from that shows what recycling does. It’s more than throwing in a bin.