How to make England free from litter involves joint action by individuals, businesses, councils and government. Litter causes harm through broken glass, choking, getting stuck (use a can crusher) and fire hazards (discarded butts on dry land can cause wildfires). Litter is also unsightly and leads to increased crime.
- Stand Against Pollution and Waste shows how to get motivated to make a difference within your community and the world. This illustrated book informs and educates on key social issues in the world today, like the impacts of air and water and plastic pollution and our throwaway culture. Learn also how to measure your waste.
- Read No More Rubbish Excuses, a little action manual from Martin, who founded the online #2minutesolutions campaign. This book shows you how so much litter ends up on our streets, on overflowing landfills and as ‘sewer fatbergs’. Discover what happens to litter, when it disappears off.
- Stand Against Pollution and Waste shows how to get motivated to make a difference within your community and the world. This illustrated book informs and educates on key social issues in the world today, to inspire the next generation to take peaceful action now, with knowledge and passion in their corner.
- Throwing litter out of your car window attracts scavengers onto the road, which attracts more wildlife. Get a trash car bag.
- One Cambridgeshire farmer wants license numbers printed on fast food bags. Litterbugs can then be fined.
- Boodi is a personal ashtray that safely extinguishes cigarettes, until you can find a bin. It’s also sold in a beach version (pour sand in, then let it out through the hole in the bottom). Councils and offices can buy cigarette litter bins from Glasdon or Art for Urban. If you want to give up smoking, Finally Free is a pretty illustrated guide, using the effective Allen Carr method.
- If you fly kites, use biodegradable kites (to avoid string slicing wings). Avoid flying at dawn/dusk, when birds are most active.
- It’s the council’s responsibility to clear litter on public land. Take photos and report eyesores to Fix My Street. Because complaints and images are public, they tend to get acted on quickly.
- Clean Up Britain says the government needs to act. Presently, motorway verges are mowed by county councils, and litter removed by district councils. So ‘litter is diced into pieces on verges, before it’s removed’. The Department of Transport does not set Key Performance Indicators, so there are no fines.