This one is a praise from me.

 A gran and two very young children were going around picking up litter near where I live. I was a bit shy to congratulate them. Do you see this in your part of the world?






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  • Misslayed
    Misslayed Posts: 14,143 Senior Ambassador
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    The HT of the school I worked at used to take working parties of year 6 children litter picking around the estate the school was on after their SATs. Some of them carried on doing it into adulthood. He taught them to take pride in their community. 
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  • Hand on heart I can honestly say I’m not a litter bug (are you?) This is one of my good vices.

    Back in the day when I was driving, the litter would  congregate on the passengers side footwell, and boy it did build up. Every couple of days I would clear out the waste when passing a roadside waste bin.








  • custardy
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    Thumbs_Up said:

    Hand on heart I can honestly say I’m not a litter bug (are you?) This is one of my good vices.

    Back in the day when I was driving, the litter would  congregate on the passengers side footwell, and boy it did build up. Every couple of days I would clear out the waste when passing a roadside waste bin.








    every couple of days? Amatuer stuff. 
    My car goes from isnt this nice tidy, to my god this cars a tip.
    and repeat.
  • custardy said:
    Thumbs_Up said:

    Hand on heart I can honestly say I’m not a litter bug (are you?) This is one of my good vices.

    Back in the day when I was driving, the litter would  congregate on the passengers side footwell, and boy it did build up. Every couple of days I would clear out the waste when passing a roadside waste bin.








    every couple of days? Amatuer stuff. 
    My car goes from isnt this nice tidy, to my god this cars a tip.
    and repeat.

    It was a company car, so I had obligations to keep it clean.




  • MalMonroe
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    Yes, a couple of my neighbours do this regularly. There's also an organised group in our village which goes out once a month to litter pick. I hate the fact that people still throw their rubbish in the streets - sometimes out of car windows - but I'm glad that these people help to keep our village clean and tidy.

    Don't be too shy to speak to people who do that, you could even make some new friends. My neighbours have - and they enjoy the exercise too. It is just such a shame that some people think it's okay to dump their rubbish anywhere they feel like it.
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  • A new neighbour moved in opposite me. For the first six months straight off the bat every Sunday morning this gentleman would pick up other peoples litter around his home. He gave up.   






  • Ectophile
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    Litter picking groups are popping up in towns across the country.  I'm a member of my local one, but rarely manage to get to their organised work days.
    I will still take my litter picker and do a circuit of my local area from time to time.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
  • Brie
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    We see some, particularly more elderly, individuals who are out doing this on a regular basis.  Regular enough to have proper litter picking kit.  Additionally work has regularly had beach clean days where a gang from a department will pick up the debris that has washed up in various locations.  The city does the regular proper beach cleans (big snow plow type thing needed each night unfortunately) but the little nearby inlets and bays are trickier.  The garbage there is either stuff washed off the nearby beaches or floating litter bugs.
    "Never retract, never explain, never apologise; get things done and let them howl.”
  • So, let me ask this question – How do you educate people not to drop litter?






  • baser999
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    edited 4 September 2022 at 5:39PM
    Personally I believe there are an element that if they know there’s council cleaners, or even good Samaritans picking up rubbish, take the view that they’re there for them, so what the hell, chuck it on the floor. Council here have an on-line reporting line for fly-tipping, it’s a never ending problem with mattresses, clothing, wardrobes, white goods, all just chucked on the pavement.
    And don’t get me started on those little helium capsules . . .
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