- Singapore employs 52,000 cleaners just to pick up our litter. Straits Times
- Litter gives a good breeding ground for insects and rodents. This can harm the environment and also spread disease, for example when water gets collected in litter mosquitos can breed and dengue can spread.
- Animals can get trapped or poisoned by litter, for example, fish and birds have been found with cigarette butts in the stomachs, having mistaken them for food. http://pollutionarticles.blogspot.sg/2012/02/why-is-littering-bad-for-environment.html
- Sitting rubbish can also be a problem in hot climates like Singapore because it can start fires. In 2014, there were over 300 fires that started due to rubbish in Singapore. www.scdf.gov.sg
I have found out so much from researching, our next step is to interview people about litter.