Take some responsibility by making sure neither you nor your passengers litter from your car!
Today’s action is about responsibility!
Dropping litter from your car is a really obnoxious, anti-social habit. It poisons and messes up our countryside, it endangers other road users and the people who have to try and clean it up, it’s lazy and it’s ignorant.
If you are a driver, todays action is not just to avoid doing it yourself, but to accept responsibility for the behaviour of your passengers; never let litter be thrown from your car, by anyone. Call them out on it.
Why is this important?
It’s important for us, collectively, to reduce or stop littering from an environmental perspective because nowadays most litter is plastic, so doesn’t biodegrade. It therefore isn’t just unsightly litter, it’s also damaging pollution.
Plastic pollution is poisoning wildlife and sea life, and the chemicals that leach from it also impact on our ecosystems.
Reducing littering from cars is also important for several other reasons too:
- it is dirty and antisocial
- it sets a particularly bad example to our young people
- it can be dangerous to other road users
- it endangers the people who work to clear it up
- councils spend vast sums on cleaning roadsides – money that could be invested in our communities!
Please resolve to never let litter be thrown from your car. Call out your passengers if they do this. Together we can make a difference to our plastic pollution problem and the unsightly blight on our landscape caused by this anti-social behaviour.