Florida Litter Information

Environmental Impacts

Environmental Impacts

Florida Litter Laws and Fines




Sources of Litter

Why do people litter?

This page last updated
April 3, 2013

The act of littering can harm the environment in many ways. Litter can cause injury to the area wildlife, pose threats to human health and is aesthetically displeasing.

When discarded as litter, human-made materials such as plastic, glass, aluminum cans cause external injury to animals or, if accidentally ingested, cause starvation or suffocation. These objects may also become the home for disease-spreading insects such as flies and mosquitoes.

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