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Old 4th April 2020, 11:55   #1
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When out for my walk today - carefully sticking to Government guidelines - I noticed a new phenomena in road side litter.

Discarded face masks and neoprene style gloves, it seemed that every time I looked down at the pavement there was one or the other.

What is it with people, can they not put them in a plastic bag and take them home to dispose of them !
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Old 4th April 2020, 12:48   #2
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No, they only wear them to protect themselves, not interested in protecting others and that's why you see them dumped to spread the disease.
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Far better to expect nothing intelligent, and then get the odd pleasant surprise from time to time.
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Collected, using a long handled grabber, 4 masks discarded over my garden wall this morning. If I had seen it happen there would have been a bigger queue at A&E.
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Sadly, along with the fact that the tips are shut, dumping of many larger items will make this seem rather insignificant.
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Old 4th April 2020, 16:44   #6
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While we were out, I commented on how my h rubbish there was on the roadside, I would say we saw 80% McDonaldís wrappers at the side of the B roads.

For some reason the main road past our house has at least four 1l gin bottles at the side of e road???
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Old 4th April 2020, 17:08   #7
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On litter how about the plastic dog sh-t bags left hanging on hedges and low trees in the countryside???!!! Chris.S
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On litter how about the plastic dog sh-t bags left hanging on hedges and low trees in the countryside???!!! Chris.S
Totally agree - and I am a dog owner. Hate it when inconsiderate bar stewards DONíT pick up!

Then wonder in amazement when a minority that DO pick up - rather than place the bag in the proper bins (and the council here is excellent in providing these bins) - they see fit to try and lob it out of sight.

And of course they are as incapable of doing this as they are actually using any one of the bins provided.

Local stream near us has one hanging from a willow tree and another in a hawthorn hedge.

Beggars belief!
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Iíve noticed an increase in roadside litter. Apart from Council cut backs, thereís simply no deterrent these days for those who dump litter.

Perhaps those who are fit and on benefits could be given a set area to keep clear of litter.
I know I would have been glad to do this to get something but after working for 40 years and finding myself out of work, for over two years I didnít receive a penny of help.
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