Holy rubbish Batman! My name is Rich Palmer and I am the owner of Dustbox Cleaning Services, based in the UK. Being in the professional cleaning industry, I see so much rubbish and litter. Moreover and particularly litter. So as a result I have put together this infographic – http://www.dustboxcleaning.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/The-Litter-Crisis-in-Europe-Infographic.jpg called ‘Absolute Rubbish!
It’s because ‘The Litter Crisis in Europe’ is seriously understated. Finally, a couple of quick facts for you:
- The total cost of cleaning up rubbish or litter throughout Europe is estimated at €10 to 13 billion per year.
- Cleaning up Europe’s towns and countryside costs an average of €25 per person. Consequently that’s per year.
- As well,,road litter clean-up costs taxpayers €1 billion per year. I mean all throughout Europe.
- 4 in 5 pieces of marine litter in Europe comes from land.
In conclusion and as I’ve written before, that cleaning up by recycling programs are also around the world. Yet only a few countries have really cleaned up their acts. That means their recycling rate increased. That’s for example Switzerland and Austria. For their recycling rate is around 50% of their waste.
However, many countries have a lot of room for improvement. For example, Romania. They send about 99% of their waste to landfills. And also just 5% of the world’s population produces about 40% of the total waste