Dropped litter can be deadly to hedgehogs. They can easily become entangled in the plastic rings that hold cans together or wedged in yoghurt pots, empty tins or fast food containers. Unable to wriggle free, they may face starvation or increased risk of predation. Please dispose of litter properly and crush all your tin cans before recycling them. Rubber bands can get tangled up on their body.
In a win for hedgehogs, the British Hedgehog Preservation Society successfully persuaded fast food giants McDonald’s and KFC to changed their packaging in 2006 to be more 'Hedgehog Friendly'.