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Gum Crime - Statistics

Local authorities spend 150 million a year removing chewing gum from our pavements at a cost to the tax payer. Chewing gum is now classified as permanent litter until painstakingly removed by specialist companies.

The removal of chewing gum deposit is proving to be a bottomless financial pit for local authorities.  Every year, the UK alone spend more than £150 Million to remove encrusted gum from our streets of Britain while the annual cleaning budget for London is over £5 million alone.

More than 374 Billion pieces of gum are produced every year that represents 3 million tonnes consumed worldwide.  As every piece of discarded gum takes two minutes to remove and five years to decompose, the chewing gum has become a problem for local authorities.  Even if it may well be a tasty treat, it is a particularly worldwide “sticky” problem when it comes to keeping public areas clean.

Thornwood Gardens


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