Traditionally, visual pollution refers to the idea of visual clutter, or the overcrowding of an area. Considered an aesthetic issue, it includes billboards and advertising, open storage of rubbish, overhead electric wires, graffiti, buildings and cars. Visual pollution is often the result of poor planning, whether that’s buildings, street furniture or public transport.
Conversations on environmental sustainability and the human impact on our global climate have become more and more urgent in recent years. With prominent figures promoting the need for environmental change, such as Greta Thunberg, who recently won Time Magazine's person of the year, the time to act and reduce our carbon footprint is now.