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.
Surely you are assuming Mcdonald's is responsible for all, and in doing so people like to eat food cold and miles from where they purchased it?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.
Crisps and a Red Bull on the way too school (even if you've had breakfast) makes you one of the cool kids. After all, you can afford it and conspicuous consumption shows you aren't 'pikey' (ironic eh?). Bag and can in the hedge shows you can't be made to do what you don't want to. The fault lies with a national, cultural attitude and, of course, lifestyle advertising.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.
'I've paid' and 'sticking it to the man' both play a part but mostly it's peer pressure. I've seen people trashing and leaving £300 expedition tents so they can be like the 'cool kids' leaving their £30 Asda 'festival kits'. Peer pressure is stronger than pretty much any financial penalty. I've politely challenged twenty somethings leaving their trashed tent, sleeping bags etc. surrounded by sh*te, and got the reply 'But they go to charity, don't they'. Mixed messages and attitude again.I've found that in a festival environment, the only place I've experienced it in, that peer pressure is to trash the place.
Cleaning up after yourself seems to be almost something to fight against. It's an anti authority thing in some way.
What's that anti something that is the fad now ?
Some schools are litter free, most aren't. If it isn't inside the schoolgrounds it will be outside. Punishment litter picking is mostly counter productive. The picker sees themselves as a victim, so goes on to spread litter as an act of rebellion or to rebalance their world. As a Head, I stopped that in my schools and (along with a lot of input) the level of littering went down. Volunteer litter pickers are a different matter but even then the 'swats pick litter' effect had to be managed. Did 'area cleaning' ever stop the smokers throwing cigarette butts in the gravel or grass round the accommodation, or was it vigilance, peer pressure and bins?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...
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
Just as an aside to this, most councils have a ‘Report Litter’ page on their websites.
I’ve used this a couple of times to report fly tipping and areas of severe littering, and it seems to work.
Further to the above.
I’m not sure what you mean by ‘at your expense’, I guess you mean that it’s my council tax paying for it.
1. I’ve reported a blighted lay by that was full of rubbish, it was cleared up a few days later, whether because of my email or as part of a routine clean up I’ll never know.
2. I recently reported fly tipping, essentially people lobbing things over a fence onto common land. I had an email from the council stating that they were passing this onto their fly tipping enforcement team, who would seek to prosecute if they could prove the identity of the tippers.
Not really. But, whilst parts of this beautiful Country is starting to resemble some of worst 3rd World shitholes and the mountains of litter grow bigger by the day, our wonderful Council ‘Executives’ are doing very well indeed.Have the fly tipping Enforcement Team had much success ?
Not really. But, whilst parts of this beautiful Country is starting to resemble some of worst 3rd World shitholes and the mountains of litter grow bigger by the day, our wonderful Council ‘Executives’ are doing very well indeed.
Polling carried out for the Taxpayers' Alliance found most voters would support a freeze in salaries for senior council staffwww.google.co.uk
Not just Socialists. Tory Council leaders are equally adept at ripping us Tax payers off!It really is quite ugly.
I have no problems at all with people earning a high salary if they deserve it.
We live with the legacy of 40+ years of Lefty - now champagne Socialists - dominating or massively influencing local councils.
Not just Socialists. Tory Council leaders are equally adept at ripping us Tax payers off!
Yup - paid for by the Council ( your Council Tax ) and more work for their 'fly-tipping' enforcement Team ( paid for by more Tax )
Have the fly tipping Enforcement Team had much success ?