Foodservice heavyweights urge government to act on litter

A NATIONAL litter strategy is needed to tackle the UKs £1bn litter problem, say businesses and campaign groups.

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Signatories to the Litter Manifesto include retailers McDonald’s and Wriggleys; associations such as the Packaging Federation, Beer and Pub Association and British Soft Drink Association; as well as campaign groups such as Keep Britain Tidy and the Marine Conservation Society.


With littering levels at their worst in a decade, in a letter to the Guardian, the signatories called for the government to “lead the way by creating a national strategy that has teeth, and [by] providing or stimulating funding.”


A Hubbub poll earlier this year found that 86% of people think that littering is a disgusting habit, yet research from Clean up Britain found that nearly 48% of people admit to doing it.