Rubbish on our beaches up 10 per cent to worst ever levels, prompting calls for a ‘litter tax’ – UKPosted on December 4, 2017 by DrRossH in Plastic Limiting Regulations
Litter on Britain’s beaches is up 10 per cent in just one year to its worst ever levels, prompting calls for a tax on waste. More than 700 bits or rubbish were found, on average, on
Litter on Britain’s beaches is up 10 per cent in just one year to its worst ever levels, prompting calls for a tax on waste.
More than 700 bits or rubbish were found, on average, on every 100 metres cleaned as conservationists accused many people of treating our shores as a “big dustbin.”
A shock report shows that litter levels recorded in an annual survey were at record levels, with food and drink waste accounting for one in five pieces of litter (20 per cent) found on our beaches.
Now a levy on disposables is needed to stop the dumping, according to Britain’s leading marine charity.
There is a rapid move of cafes and other take away food outlets moving to get rid of all their equipment associated with washing of dishes and just handing out disposable plasticware as a replacement to save them money. However all they are doing is externalising or making others pay for the cost of the all the extra litter this is creating. They are not paying for it yet are responsible for it. So having them contribute money to keep it all clean makes the most sense. A levy on disposables is the right way to go on this. It might just push them back to washing and using reusable plates and cutlery. Imagine that!