Clutter must go
And yet we launch more into space, increasing the clutter as we go. There are numerous problems cleaning up.
The fact remains that every single launch puts debris in orbit. So a cleaning mission will add to the clutter before it can start removing some. And how exactly are we going to catch and clean a 5000+ m/s fast bullet sized particle? Lets face it, most of the small stuff will be there for a very long time generating more and more clutter as time passes. It is almost like waiting for a chain reaction to start.