As I make my way around on my bicycle, my road is lined with an almost constant ribbon of rubbish.
Plastic bags, bottles, food containers, drink cans, furniture, mattresses, piles of builders’ waste, treated wood, tyres, asbestos, toilet paper; basically almost anything you can imagine.
It looks disgusting and threatens our ecology.
Sadly, despite the efforts of litter picking groups and concerned individuals, this battle is being lost.
I’ve created a petition for the creation of a National Litter Clean-Up Scheme. A simple and cheap solution, it reads as follows:
For the creation of a nationwide, government-run, voluntary Litter Clean-Up Scheme, where publicly funded bodies are made responsible for planning, organising and implementing litter pick-ups. The pick-ups would utilise volunteers and would be organised and controlled by the authority responsible for the area being cleaned.
If you are interested, please sign the petition, and spread the word by any possible means.
You’ll find the petition at https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/118853. It only takes a few minutes and there’s no need to register.
If we truly value the beauty of where we live then we must be proactive, get out there and clean up this mess.