National Litter Index

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The National Litter Index 2012/2013 showed that when partitioned according to object sub-type distinctions, cigarette butts clearly emerge as the most frequently identified litter item with 28 butts recorded per 1,000m2 during the 2012/2013 count (unchanged from 2011/12, but down from 29 butts in 2010/11, 32 butts in 2009/10, 30 butts in 2008/09, 32 butts in 2007/08 and 35 butts in 2006/07).