The Litter Strategy for England confirmed that hard-working tax-payers contribute £800 million per-annum – money that might otherwise be spent fixing potholes and cutting congestion – to remove the rubbish lazy drivers cannot be bothered to put in a bin.
Perpetrators of this heinous act prefer to make their litter somebody else’s problem. “Who cares about consequences?”, they say.
This lack of social responsibility hurts the whole nation. It: wrecks the environment, kills wildlife, makes the streets feel scruffy, creates a bad impression for tourists and wastes resources. In certain cases, it blocks drains which increases the risk of flooding. Nearby routes then become more hazardous to pass.
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