Saturday, 15 April 2017

Councils urge chewing gum firms to aid street clean-up

Councils in England and Wales have once again told chewing gum manufacturers to pay towards prising gum from pavements. Councils spend £60m a year removing trodden-in gum from streets, said the Local Government Association (LGA).

The LGA, which represents 370 councils in England and Wales, has for years urged producers to help remove what it called a "plague" on pavements. Wrigley, Britain's leading gum manufacturer, said it was investing in campaigns to discourage littering.

More than 95% of the UK's main shopping streets are gum-stained, according to Keep Britain TidyThe campaign group said 64% of all UK roads and pavements are "stained" by chewing gum - where chewed gum has been squashed into the street.

I'm a bit of a chewing gum addict & get through loads of the stuff, specifically: Wrigleys Extra Peppermint. However, I never discard my gum on the floor! Always in a tissue / in a bin. This isn't rocket science people - if you produce waste, deal with it! This smacks of cigarette buts, and dog poo...