Littering is a global challenge. In particular, plastic has become an omnipresent threat, not only to our oceans but to nature in general.. But how much litter is out there in our nature? This question was the driver for developing the GLOBAL 2000 LitterBug App. To answer it we need YOUR help!

The LitterBug App is an initiative of the environmental NGO GLOBAL 2000 in cooperation with both the Austrian Alpine Association Edelweiss and Gebirgsverein. Our aim not only to rid nature of pollution but to also ensure that it is kept that way in the long run. We raise awarness and collect data in order to develop long-term solutions for a problem which has no borders.

The challenge
Every year more than 26 million tons of plastic waste are produced in Europe alone. A substantial proportion of this becomes litter in our forests, our rivers and our oceans. A plastic bottle takes 450 years to decompose. This is a threat to nature, animals and humans. Therefore, the reduction of plastic waste concerns us all!

Thank you for your help to rid our environment from litter!

The LitterBug App runs on the Citizen Science Platform SPOTTERON (

What’s New

Version 2.9.2

* New: Privacy Mode for contributions to be able to post sightings without map coordinates or hidden to other users
* Content Updates
* Bugfixes and minor improvements

App Privacy

The developer, SPOTTERON Gmbh, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • User Content

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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