PETITION TO REDUCE ROADSIDE LITTER - WORTH A LOOK

Is it practical to expect McDs to print separate car registrations on every item they sell?
How will it work for hire cars?
How do you prove who threw what out of a car when the litter is found months later?

Sounds like one of those ideas that doesnt stand up to scrutiny.
Somebody cuts me up? McD bag + sharpie = vengeance is mine
 
Why not just tax fast food joints for the cleanup unless they employ teams to clean up after the percentage of customers that are dirty twats?

They are talking about doing the same with cigarette manufacturers.
Something like this?
"We will introduce an extended producer responsibility system for packaging in 2023." (though quite possibly on a bit of a back burner following Covid)
 
Forcing business to label packaging with the numberplate of every vehicle that passes through their premises is pretty much on the same level as forcing the male half of the population of the UK to observe a nightly 6pm curfew to prevent murder.

It’s an absurd suggestion and would be impossible to enforce.

Businesses have enough things to spend their money on to earn a living without being forced to do someone else’s job free of charge and at a cost to itself.

If you really want to do something to clean the place up, there are several things to crack on with.

Firstly, educate people to try and convince them not to litter.

Secondly provide adequate facilities in suitable locations for litter to be deposited ready for collection.

Thirdly, give your local authority a kick up the backside and tell it to get on with it’s job of enforcing a proper strategy to prevent littering including issuing fines to those that break the rules.

Some people see a park full of rubbish. Those in the know see a missed opportunity to bolster the Council coffers over a weekend.

It’s not rocket science. It’s just telling a local authority to do one of the things it is actually supposed to do!
 
Years back I was driving to Whittington Barracks with an oppo, who wound down the window after finishing a pre-packaged sarnie.

I told him if he ever threw anything out of my car he'd have to walk home and never travel in my vehicle again. At first he didn't think I was serious, but a few weeks later he said he was a changed character and would threaten the same in his own vehicle.

It's not fcuking difficult, after all.
lad i knew got a traffic cop stop, cop looked at the pile of shitein the passenger footwell and commented on it, the lad said do you expect me to lob it like the other muppets, lad got sent on his way no action taken
 

AlienFTM

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Most schools are litter free. They have policies which they enforce, offenders get to do litter picking (in ØA’s school, wearing a high vis jacket with ‘Trash’ stencilled on the back). They know it’s wrong but they don’t care, you can’t educate pork...
Shame that since our local school reopened, the footpath through the adjacent playing field has reverted to its usual state of litter (Haribo, energy drinks cans, crisp packets, chocolate biscuit wrappers, etc) everywhere.
 
It's not just townies that do it. Local yokels on the lash chuck out everything from beer cans to vodka bottles on the back roads round here. One lad pulled from his car was three times over the limit whiskey bottle in foot well and told the rozzers a Deer made him swerve.
This morning I noticed a silage bale dumped at the bottom of the road. These are appearing everywhere in the early hours as several mild winters have left a glut of the stuff.
 

Mattb

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Somebody cuts me up? McD bag + sharpie = vengeance is mine
To be fair, it’d probably be printed.

I don’t think it’s a good idea, but if they did implement it the only sensible way would be a serial number on the drive-through packaging and an ANPR at McDonalds, and they just record that Happy Meal 000000000001 was purchased by the driver of AB 61 CDE and disclose this to any relevant authority who asks.

It also means that they could plaster the packaging with it, after all if it’s just on there once the slightly less-lazy could just tear that bit off and chuck the rest out.
 
What do people on community service actually do? I've certainly never seen a gang of workers doing any service any of the communities I have lived in
 
What do people on community service actually do? I've certainly never seen a gang of workers doing any service any of the communities I have lived in
Here in middle England, the "Community payback" ( That's what it says on the back of their hi viz vests) lads patrol sections of the canal network, under supervision, and escorted by a working barge, they collect the litter and rubbish in the water, and on the towpath of the vast system that criss crosses this part of the west midlands-south staffs border. Walking the tow path of the wyrley & Essington, my local canal, and passing them its quite funny to see their unhappy faces, and a smiley cheerful "good morning gentleman" really pisses them off......... ......Can't do the time, don't do the crime.
 
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Shame that since our local school reopened, the footpath through the adjacent playing field has reverted to its usual state of litter (Haribo, energy drinks cans, crisp packets, chocolate biscuit wrappers, etc) everywhere.
A healthy breakfast provided by caring parents... Scum begets scum, maybe one day they will own property and the next generation will dump their crap on it and the penny will drop.
Right, off to shoot down some pigs...
 
To be fair, it’d probably be printed.

I don’t think it’s a good idea, but if they did implement it the only sensible way would be a serial number on the drive-through packaging and an ANPR at McDonalds, and they just record that Happy Meal 000000000001 was purchased by the driver of AB 61 CDE and disclose this to any relevant authority who asks.

It also means that they could plaster the packaging with it, after all if it’s just on there once the slightly less-lazy could just tear that bit off and chuck the rest out.
AFAIK Mc D take photos at the drive in so that the right bags get to the right vehicle.
 
lad i knew got a traffic cop stop, cop looked at the pile of shitein the passenger footwell and commented on it, the lad said do you expect me to lob it like the other muppets, lad got sent on his way no action taken
That would be my passenger footwell too
Though it is only ‘good’ dry rubbish, until I next stop nearby to a convenient bin or transferred to my wheelie bin for collection day
 
So probably halfway there already.
They are more than halfway, but marking packaging isn’t the answer to litter. It’s just greater cost for the companies
The people who dump it are the problem

Note the statistic about over 55s in the link below.

99% of over 55s surveyed ‘dislike people who litter’, but these over 55s are also 17% of those who admit to littering


 

Mattb

LE
They are more than halfway, but marking packaging isn’t the answer to litter.
I was merely discussing the technical feasibility - as above, I don’t think it’s a good idea.
 
What about a deposit on it.... like the old fizz bottles.... by weight. Have the winos running round with a stolen trolly collecting it all.
 
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