You are here: Home Products Chewing Gum On The Sidewalk: Just A Nuisance, Right? [Infographic] Chewing Gum On The Sidewalk: Just A Nuisance, Right? [Infographic] by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg March 13, 2015, 4:25 pm Litter‘s one of those issues I’m often tempted to overlook – after all, it’s mostly about aesthetics, right? No: that trash that gets tossed on the ground finds its way into the surrounding ecosystems, and, depending on its composition, can have ugly impacts. Cigarette butts, the most common form of litter, can leach chemicals into soil and water, and poison wildlife. The second most common form of litter, chewing gum, may well strike you as a relatively harmless nuisance. According to the infographic below from CustomMade, though, the standard gum most of us chew (if we chew it) isn’t biodegradable, and can do much more harm than sticking to the bottom of your shoe. There are products out their that are more sustainable, including chicle-based gum (the original chewing gum). Are you a chewer? How do you deal with your used gum? Are recycling options available to you? Share your thoughts and experiences with us… Click to Enlarge Image Not-So-Green Gum: Is Chewing Sustainably a Reality? Infographic by CustomMade See more Previous article The Waste Biz: French Manufacturers Must Offer Gadget, Appliance Repair Next article Growing Food: Starting Seeds Indoors Part 1 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.