A recent Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) report has disclosed that the UK spends over £858 million a year clearing up litter, but as cuts to public services slice through the fabric of society, it is possible that doing so may soon become too costly. Our landscapes are in danger of becoming eternally blighted.

Ironically, it is an American writer – Bill Bryson – who is intent on alerting us to our folly. As President of CPRE, not only has he spearheaded its own Stop the Drop anti-littering campaign, but he’s also backing the UK government’s new Love Where You Live initiative to try and ...


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