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November meeting of the Roadside Litter Campaign Group

A coalition of partners from government and the public, private and charity sectors have come together to collectively take action to tackle Scotland’s roadside litter problem.

At a meeting on 8 November, representatives from Transport Scotland, Zero Waste Scotland, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, PRGS, Scotland Transerv, Amey, Bear, Glasgow City Council and North Lanarkshire Council committed support to renewed action on roadside litter.

Roadside litter impacts us all.  Littering from vehicles is illegal.  It is dangerous to us and to our wildlife.  It is expensive, difficult and dangerous to clean up.  And, it is unsightly.   Nobody benefits from roadside litter.  For the public and private sectors, for individuals and communities, a cleaner, greener Scotland is good for us all; socially, environmentally, physically and financially.

Together we will work to:

  • take action to tackle the root causes of the problem,
  • develop an integrated package of measures that balances education, infrastructure and enforcement and helps to effectively tackle the behaviour that causes littering from vehicles,
  • create a sustained public information campaign based on robust research, focused on changing behaviour,
  • ensure adequate facilities are made available at key locations for the disposal of litter, and
  • make it easier for fixed penalty notices to be issued to the registered keepers of vehicles where the occupants have been observed engaging in littering behaviour.

 

 

08 November 2016

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