Over recent years our annual litter surveys have highlighted that our throw-away society has resulted in an increase in litter nationally and many of our roadsides are blighted by a jumble of cans, bottles, cups, crisp packets, and food wrappers, tubs and boxes, flung from the windows of passing vehicles.
As travel restrictions lifted at the weekend, it is more important than ever that we all play our part in looking after our country and our roadsides.
Litter ruins the view for locals and visitors alike. It is harmful to wildlife and environmental quality. With our Summer Clean coming up between May 28 and June 20 we are asking people across Scotland to pledge to pick up litter, but cleaning up on the roadsides is dangerous – cleaning up is not the answer, prevention is.
The solution is simple, we need to encourage everyone to: Give your litter a lift, take it home!