Litter in Britain costs £1bn to clear up
28 October 2013 Last updated at 11:11 GMT
Britain's population has risen by 21% since 1960, but the amount of litter we drop has gone up by a staggering 500%.
Hardly surprising then, that clearing up our rubbish costs more than £1bn a year.
Labour peer and Sixties' icon, Joan Bakewell has toured the country with BBC Panorama to investigate just how big a problem litter is, and what's being done to tackle it.