A campaign's being launched in Liverpool to try and reduce the amount of littered chewing gum. Last year the 'Bin in your way' campaign led to an average fall in gum litter of nearly fifty per cent.
PEOPLE who drop litter on Liverpool’s streets or do not clean up after their dogs will now face a much greater chance of being penalised.
Police and Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in the city have now been given powers to issue £80 on-the-spot penalty notices to people who litter, scrawl graffiti or allow their dogs to foul the streets.
This means an extra 40 officers - in addition to the 16 council officers who do this work – will be carrying out enforcement.
A litter pick with a difference has taken place in Liverpool today.
Teams of divers have been removing rubbish from part of the city's dock complex.
Ralph Blunsom reports.
Scuba divers from Liverpool will be doing their bit for the marine environment when they take part in an underwater litterpick in the city's docks.
Around 20 divers will plunge the depths of Dukes Dock to remove as much rubbish as they can from the area where they regularly dive.
Keith Bayley-Hamilton from the British Sub-Aqua Club said the clean-up has been organised partly to celebrate the diamond jubilee of BSAC, the governing body of UK sports diving, but also to get across an important environmental message to the club's band of young scuba divers.