Sunday 8th of April 2018 11:28:47 AM
This comes from the Government website which tells us the sources of road/street litter:
|Litter||Percentage of litter recorded (3,226 items in total)|
|Food and food packaging||23%|
|Other, including tissues||13%|
|Chewing gum and wrappers||5%|
It seems that where people perceive that a site is badly littered they are more likely to litter themselves. Hence, the laybys that attract all sorts of rubbish once an old settee or something has been fly-tipped.
Litter doesn’t just cost the environment, it also costs us directly as the public has to pay for it to be cleaned up. So, it’s brilliant that beach cleanliness awareness is being raised, but the problem is also more widespread than that. One thing we can do is to report litter, especially large items: mobile phone apps, such as Love Clean Streets (other apps are available which carry out similar functions), are used by members of the public, local authority employees and waste management contractors to report incidents of litter to the relevant local authority.
We can just clean it up when we see it, too, in the hope that others will do the same. Any other ideas as the population of this area begins to rise for the summer season?
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