According to a report by Communities and Local Government Committee, “chewing gum and smoking materials are the biggest litter problems”.
BBC: Tobacco tax ‘must help clear litter’ – MPs
My opinion is by and large that of comment No 15: “Visible litter across the country is dominated by fast food packaging and beer / soft drink cans / cartons. ” I still remember the cultural shock when at the beginning of my stay in Glasgow I had to involuntarily accept that all that packaging discarded on the streets and grass, all that fly-tipping and so forth, can’t be blamed on third-world immigrants, because native inhabitants of this so-called civilised country are at least as much to blame. If not more so . . .