I did a little experiment last week and litter picked an area that I walk on a regular basis so that it was as clean as possible. In just under 24 hours, four pieces of litter had been added in what is probably a quarter of a mile stretch of land. This amount is straightforward to pick up, but imagine it multiplied by a week–that’s 28 pieces. By the entire month of May? That would be 124 pieces of rubbish. And after a year, if the rate of littering remained steady and wasn’t removed? That’s 1,488 pieces of rubbish, give or take a few. While I prefer it off the ground, I do wonder if that quantity is what’s necessary for government to take the problem seriously.