Pingu and the Litter is the fourth episode of sixth series. It was written by Ross Hastings.


As Pingu walks happily home from school, he sees a market stall filled with a new brand of snacks. He and his friends try the new snacks and they are so delicious that Pingu buys some more for him to have later. As Pingu finishes eating his snack, he just throws the wrapper on the ground, and carries on walking. Seeing this, his friends do the same. 

As Pingu walks along, he continues to eat some more of his snack bars and keeps throwing the wrappers on the ground. Soon there are sweet wrappers all over the place. One blows into a the lake where Robby where accidently eats it without thinking. He pops out of the water, choking on it and he spits it into Pingu's face by mistake. Pingu laughs and gives Robby one of his snack bars, which he finds delicous too.

Just then Grandpa comes along and gets one of the sweet wrappers stuck to his flipper. As he tries to get it off, another one blows into his eyes. Once Pingu has helped his grandpa out his predicament, he offers him a snack bar too, but he refuses, disgused at the thought that his own grandson is responsible for all the littering that afternoon. Having failed to treat his grandfather, Pingu eats the snack bar himself. He is just about to throw the wrapper on the ground again, when Grandpa stops him and tells him to take a long look around at the landscape. Suddenly Pingu realises what a huge mess he has made with his sweet wrappers. He also realises that he has set a bad example to his friends when Pingo comes by and throws yet another wrapper on the ground. Pingu decides to make amends by picking up all the litter from the ground and putting them into his backpack. Grandpa is delighted and Pingu gets to work right away, using his backpack as a bin bag.

When Pingu finds that so many wrappers have fallen into the lake that Robby is covered all over with them, he  fishs them out with a net and his friends Pingo and Pingg follow his example.

Later on, as Pingu's dad drives along on his tractor sledge, a wrapper blows into his eyes and he drives out of control around the market. He manages to halt his tractor sledge just it comes into contact with a dust bin. Dad gets down to throw the wrapper into the dust bin, just as Pingu appears with his backpack full of wrappers. Seeing his father throw the wrapper in the dust bin, Pingu wonders how he can encourage everyone else to use it to disguard their litter. Then he has an idea; he uses the wrappers he has collected to make a collage, shaped like a big arrow pointing towards the dust bin. When Pingi arrives on the scene another snack bar, she sees the big arrow pointing to the bin and throws the wrapper in it just Pingu had hoped. Now all the penguins will remember to be friendly towards their enviroment.



  • The wrappers appear to be gum wrappers.


  • Even though the hardware stall holder is male, he has a female face.


Pingu Episodes
Season 1
Hello, Pingu · Pingu Looks After the Egg · The New Arrival · Pingu Goes Fishing · Pingu Delivers the Mail · Jealousy · Hide and Seek · Lost Baby · Pingu Plays Fish Tennis · Barrel of Fun · Ice Hockey · Pingu and Pinga Stay Up · Skiing · Pingu Runs Away · Building Igloos · Music Lessons · Pingu's Ice Cave · Sledging · Little Accidents · School Time · Grandpa is Ill · Pingu's Circus · Pingu and the Barrel Organ · Noise · Pingu and Pinga at Home · Pingu's Dream
Season 2
Pingu at the Doctor's · Pingu's Admirer · Pingu and the Seagull · Pingu Goes Ice Surfing · Pingu's First Kiss · Pingu's Curling Game · Pingu the Icicle Musician · Pingu the Chef · Pingu's Family Celebrate Christmas · Pingu Goes Away · Pingu the Photographer · Pingu's New Kite · Pingu and the Many Packages · Pingu the Conjurer's Apprentice · Pingu's Birthday · Pingu at the Funfair · Pingu the Babysitter · Pingu Cannot Lose · Pingu and the Game of Fish · Pingu Gets a Bicycle · Pingu's Visit to the Hospital · Pingu on the School Excursion · Pingu and Pinga at the Kindergarten · Pingu and the Strangers · Pingu Helps His Mother · Pingu Builds a Snowman
Season 3
Pingu Goes Cross Country Skiing · Pingu's Museum Visit · Pingu's Grandpa Comes to Stay · Pingu's Long Journey · Pingu Pretends to be Ill · Pingu the Painter · Pingu's Trick · Pingu and the Mother Bird · Pingu Quarrels With His Mother · Pingu and the Message in a Bottle · Pingu Has an Idea · Pingu Breaks a Vase · Pingu and the Paper Plane · Pingu Takes Revenge · Pingu Makes a Mistake · Pingu and the Toy · Pingu the Superhero · Pingu and the Fishing Competition · Pingu and the Letter · Pingu Feels Left Out · Pingu Wins First Prize · Pingu and the Ghost · Pingu and the Postcard · Pingu's Discovery · Pingu Steals · Pingu and the Lost Ball
Season 4
Pingu's Disadvantage · Pingu Refuses To Help · Pingu the Mountaineer · Pingu and the Big Fish · Pingu Shows What He Can Do · Pingu Clears the Snow · Pingu Has a Day Off · Pingu the Archer · Pingu Gets a Warning · Pingu and the Magnet · Pingu Gets Help · Pingu in Paradise · Pingu's Dangerous Joke · Pingu the Pilot · Pingu Teases Pinga · Pingu's Wish · Pingu is Curious · Pingu Gets Organised · Pingu Builds a Tower · Pingu the King · Pingu the Baker · Pingu and the Doll · Pingu Helps Grandfather · Pingu Has a Bad Day · Pingu Loses the Bet · Pingu and His Cup
Season 5
Pingu's Bouncy Fun · Pingu Finishes the Job · Pingu Digs a Hole · Pingi's Valentine Card · Pingu Wants to Fly · Pingu's Windy Day · Pinga's Lost Rabbit · Pingu's Moon Adventure · Pinga Sleepwalks · Pingu the Snowboarder · Pinga has Hiccups · Like Father Like Pingu · Pingu's Ice Sculpture · Pinga's Balloon · Pingu and the Knitting Machine · Pingu's Balancing Act · Pingu Gets Lost · Pingu and Pinga Go Camping · Stinky Pingu · Pingu and the Band · Pingu and the Snowball · Pingu Sticks Up · Pingu and the Doorbell · Pingu Plays Tag · Pingu's Pancakes · Pingu's Bedtime Shadows
Season 6
Pingu's Sledge Academy · Pingu and the Hose · Pottery Pingu · Pingu and the Litter · Mother's New Hat · Poor Pinga · Pinga in a Box · Pingu and the Present · Pingu and the Toyshop · Pingu and the Paper Mache · Sore Tummy Pingu · Pingu Gets Carried Away · Pingu and the School Pet · Pampering Pingu · Green-Eyed Pingu · Pingu Wraps Up · Pingu and the Fish Flute · Pingu Boogaloo · Pingu and the Daily Igloo · Pingu and the Rubberband Plane · Pingu and the Braces · Pingu's Big Catch · Pingu and the New Scooter · Pingu and the Paint · Pingu Makes a Big Splash · Pingu and the Abominable Snowman
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