Cleaning streets of gum is expensive and labour intensive. By law, chewing gum is defined as litter, but local authorities are not legally obliged to clean chewing gum staining. This means that many instances of chewing gum staining stay around for a long time as the synthetic product can take up to five years to break down.

Reports and research

Tackling sticky issues

Behaviour change

Gumdrop

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