Roadside litter costs 10 euros per person
The cost has been calculated at EUR 61.5 million for 2013, taking into account the effort for removing the litter, handling the garbage, emptying public litter bins, communication expenses, overhead costs and organising clean-up initiatives for volunteers.
Local municipalities are covering some 90 per cent of the work. The other 10 per cent is done by the Flemish government.
In 2013, 17.5 tons were collected, which equals over 2.5 kilograms of roadside litter per person.
Flandersnews.be / Expatica