50+ Littering Quotes and Slogans to Save the World From Trash

Litter is any kind of waste, rubbish or trash that hasn’t been disposed of properly. Littering simply means, throwing any waste object on the ground or leaving them lying on the ground instead of disposing them at trash can or garbage can.

Be it a park or a road or a metro station or a residential apartment, you will find litter everywhere. In fact, we all are surrounded by litter in the form of candy wrappers, plastic wrappers, plastic bottles, chewed gum, cigarette butt, and the list is endless. 

Here in this article, we have compiled a list of 50+ quotes and slogans on Littering. You can read them and print them and paste it on your wall if you feel like it!

Quote 1. 

If these communities cannot address litter and trash debris, how are they going to address the bigger water quality issues in the region?

Quote 2.

Littering is a crime, but they are not enforcing the law. We need to educate the youths on why littering is bad and the effect litter has on neighbourhoods.

~ Johnnise Downs

Quote 3.

Environmental damage such as graffiti, fly-posting and general littering is a menace that is becoming all too prevalent, not just in inner cities but in many communities – urban and rural.

~ Margaret Beckett

Quote 4.

When you see someone littering. Go stop them. Tell them what they are doing is wrong. When you keep doing this repeatedly, people will change.

Quote 5.

Don’t be a litter bag. Help keep your community clean.

Quote 6.

This is a global problem. Eight million tons of litter enter the oceane every day – most is plastic.

Quote 7.

Litter is disgusting. So are those who are responsible for this.

Quote 8.

The world outside your car is not your personal ashtray.

Quote 9.

There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.

Quote 10.

You see somebody throw a cigarette butt out the window? That’s littering. We want to know about it.

~ Rob Young

Quote 11.

Regardless of where in the world you live, chances are, litter is a huge problem. More than 9 billion tons of litter ends up in the ocean every year, and the garbage that ends up outside of the landfill often interferes with the natural ecosystem and wildlife.

Quote 12.

Whether the litter is intentional or unintentional, large or small, it can drastically affect the environment for years to come.

Quote 13.

Trash gives off harmful gases that hurt the air and atmosphere, such as methane — a greenhouse gas that’s 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

Quote 14.

It gives people the power to say ‘I just witnessed littering and I don’t like littering in my community. I’m going to turn this over and see if I can get this stopped.

~ Mark Pope

Quote 15.

One of the earliest lessons many of us learn is pretty much the golden rule when it comes to the environment: Don’t litter.


Quote 16.

We don’t want to live in a trash can. Stop making it one

Quote 17.

I don’t want to protect the environment. I want to create a world where the environment doesn’t need protection.

Quote 18.

Leave nothing but footprints. Litter nothing but time.

Quote 19.

In the forests and mountains, animals do not leave trash. Humans Do. Please behave like animals.

Quote 20.

If you can’t clean your surrounding then don’t make it dirty.

Quote 21.

Don’t be a litterbug.

Quote 22.

Seven out of the 10 bits of litter we find on our pavements and roads are food related. And with all this trash to choose from, the pigeon, rat, fox and gull population has spiraled.

Quote 23.

A kid who picks up trash likely won’t grow up to be an Adult who Litters trash.

Quote 24.

Littering says a lot about you.

Quote 25.

Tens of thousands of tons of plastic garbage float in the world’s oceans, modifying the ecosystem.

Quote 26.

Please don’t leave your cigarette butts on the ground. The fish crawl out at night to smoke them and we are trying to make them quit.

Quote 27.

The only cure for litter is you.

Quote 28.

Trash is for tossers.

~ Lauren Singer.

Quote 29.

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.

~ Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Quote 30.

Modern society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyle.

~ Pope John Paul II

Quote 31.

Waste isn’t waste until we waste it.

~ Will.I.Am, musician

Quote 32.

I find littering very annoying. It’s a minor but also a major thing: a society that litters is one that also has so little respect for the environment and, consequently, other people. If we had clean streets, a lot of other things would be fixed almost effortlessly.

~ Joanne Harris

Quote 33.

Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.

Quote 34.

We are living on this planet as if we have another one to go to.

~ Terri Swearingen

Quote 35.

If we pollute the air, water and soil that keep us alive and well, and destroy the biodiversity that allows natural systems to function, no amount of money will save us.

~ Dr. Suzuki

Quote 36.

When we lack etiquette, we trash things. We trash each other. We trash the environment. We lose sight of the value of things. We suffer alienation when our spirit is disconnected from our physical awareness.

~ Frederick Lenz

Quote 37.

~ The trash and litter of nature disappear into the ground with the passing of each year, but man’s litter has more permanence.

John Steinbeck

Quote 38.

Trash is something you get rid of – or disease. I’m not something you get rid of.

~ Lana Turner

Quote 39.

You are the last, best hope of Earth. We ask you to protect it. Or we, and all living things we cherish, are history.

Quote 40.

The debris and litter obviously mar the unique beauty of the long stretches of sandy beaches Texas is blessed to have. The problem is that it has become the status quo, and it diminishes our role as protectors of this bounty. It must stop.

Quote 41.

We only get one planet. Humankind must become accountable on a massive scale for the wanton destruction of our collective home. Protecting our future on this planet depends on the conscious evolution of our species.

~ Leonardo dicaprio

Quote 42.

The whole world is our dining room, but be careful: it is also our garbage can

~ Ashleigh Brilliant

Quote 43.

The two main sources of human-made debris found on Texas beaches are stuff transported to the beaches by waves, tides and winds, which is called marine debris, and plain old litter and garbage left by beachgoers.

Quote 44.

There is no such thing as garbage, just useful stuff in the wrong place.

~ Alex Steffen

Quote 45.

I reprimand people, even those working with me, for littering the roads.

~ Amisha Patel

Quote 46.

The difficult part was getting the people to change their habits so that they behaved more like first world citizens, not like third world citizens spitting and littering all over the place.

~ Lee Kuan Yew

Quote 47.

I’m placing you under arrest for murder, conspiracy to commit murder and, I don’t know possibly littering.

~ Derek Landy

Quote 48.

Yeah, I toss trash out of my car onto the road. But I do it for the good of the economy, because by littering I’m literally creating jobs for garbage collection agencies.

~ Jarod Kintz

Quote 49.

If there were little basketbasll hoops above every garbage can, littering would greatly decrease.

Quote 50.

Take care of the earth and she will take care of you. There is no planet B.

Quote 51.

Trees are corrupting our parks. They should be arrested for loitering. For deciduous trees, add littering and indecent exposure to that list of offenses.

~ Bauvard

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