We live in a beautiful city, and we want to keep it that way! This week we ask you to do your part by helping pick up a full bag of trash at a park, in a public area or along the road.
In a lifetime, the average North American will throw away 600 times his or her adult weight in garbage. A 68-kilogram adult will leave a legacy of 40,825 kilograms of trash. – Natural Resources Canada
Interesting Facts About Litter
- Most litter occurs within 5 m of a receptacle.
- Most litter is food wrap/containers and cigarette butts.
- The average distance that someone will typically carry some trash before littering is 12 paces.
- There are 8,000 tonnes of cigarette butts dropped by Canadians each year, the majority within 10 feet of an ashtray. It takes 10 years for the filter to biodegrade.
- People under age of 25 more likely to litter in a group; people over the age of 25 most likely to litter when alone.
- Glass bottles take 1 million years to biodegrade.
- If 5% of Canada’s population picks up 1kg of litter in one day, 1.4 million kg of garbage won’t pollute our seas.
Every week we will have a challenge for you to conquer! If you complete our challenge, fill out the form below to be entered into our weekly draw to win a $10 cash reward!
Our challenges are not just for Oaktree patients – get your friends and family involved!
Deadline for this challenge: Sunday August 17th @ midnight