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Litter consists of waste products that have been discarded incorrectly, without consent, at an unsuitable location. Litter can also be used as a verb; to litter means to drop and leave objects, often man-made, such as aluminum cans, paper cups, food wrappers, cardboard boxes or plastic bottles on the ground, and leave them there indefinitely or for other people to dispose of as opposed to disposing of them correctly.
Nearly all litter ends up in the ocean.
The most littered item is fast food packaging.
People on the move are more likely to litter most deliberate litterers are aged between 18 and 34.
Many animals die as a result of littering.