– Phil Barton, Keep Britain Tidy
Wepay £1billion in England each year to clean our streets – and this is a bill wecan’t keep paying.
Itis time everyone realised the scale of the task facing local authorities likeSutton in keeping the places we call home clean and tidy and initiatives likethis are vital if we are to educate people about the impact of their behaviour.
Thequestion we all need to ask ourselves is “When it comes to litter, which sideof the fence are you on?
The pile, over 10ft tall and just as wide in clear plastic bags,demonstrates how much street litter is collected each day at a cost of £4m ayear.
The council says that cost is the equivalent of running a library service for a year; repairing 100,000 potholes; providing 210 residential care places for the elderly; or building half a primary school.