Litter-educating people isn't rubbish
Litter problems in the UK continue despite all the initiatives launched to try and deal with the problem. But who is to blame, the people who drop the litter surely?
Well yes, you would think so, but here's a thought. When I was out and about last week I noticed that in some cities there are many litter bins in public areas, whilst in other cities you are hard pushed to find one. I also noticed many public litter bins over flowing which is hardly going to encourage someone to push their butty wrapper firmly down in the bin to stop it falling out is it.
So could the councils do more? More frequent emptying of public bins, more public bins in busy areas perhaps. Or how about on the spot fining for people who are seen dropping litter? Oh no, to do that you would need more police on the beat, and that's not going to happen is it?
Educating people is the first and most vital step to improving the litter problem. I wonder how many people understand the damage it can do to the environment and the cost to tax payers. More than two million bits of litter get dropped every day and it costs the taxpayer around £780m-a-year to clean-up. More than 1100 people were asked what clean streets meant to them, read the report here.
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