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Old 29th Jun 2019, 19:55
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Question Litter Louts!!

What is it with the UK regarding litter louts, what planet do some of these people live on? Time & time again I've seen people in McDonalds car parks throwing their litter out of their car doors or windows when only a few feet away is a bin. The mindless acts of fly tipping in the countryside, cigarette ends outside hospital entrances I heard from people who have being on holiday abroad and say it was spotless no litter etc. I think it's down to the mentality of some brits!! Same low life that leave kids or dogs in their cars on a hot day!!
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 20:06
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Don't get me started...............!!!!!
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 20:18
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It is someone else's responsibility to clear rubbish up.

We have a generation who have been fed on a diet of "it is always someone fault" and rights being a one way street.

When standards fall it is difficult to impossible to get them back.
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 20:36
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Since littering is essentially selfish, I despair of the roadside notices:-
Clearing your litter risks roadworkers lives.
So no problem/cost for the litterer.
They should try something like:-
If we didn't have to spend money clearing up your litter, then we would be able to fill in the potholes that have just wrecked your fancy wheels and tyres.

As for the beauty spot picnickers who leave the site looking like a rubbish dump ...
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 21:48
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Originally Posted by GLIDER 90 View Post
I heard from people who have being on holiday abroad and say it was spotless no litter etc.
You're not talking to people who've been on holiday to Italy then
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 23:04
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Went to Liverpool University Hospital yesterday and despite the signs saying no smoking on site people were lighting up all over the entrance, even next to the giant posters informing of the dangers to others of secondhand smoke etc.
Smokers are quite possibly the most selfish people on the planet.
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 23:37
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Secondhand vehicle exhaust smoke irritates me more than smoke from a 1/4" diameter cigarette and there are many, many more vehicles surrounding you.

So, Drivers - the most selfish people on the planet.

Got a problem with cig butts outside hospitals? Invest in a couple of ashtrays as well as the signs.
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Old 29th Jun 2019, 23:49
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Originally Posted by meadowrun View Post
Secondhand vehicle exhaust smoke irritates me more than smoke from a 1/4" diameter cigarette and there are many, many more vehicles surrounding you.

So, Drivers - the most selfish people on the planet.

Got a problem with cig butts outside hospitals? Invest in a couple of ashtrays as well as the signs.
Wouldn’t that just be sending mixed messages?
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 00:03
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No.
People ignore signs (especially a smoker who wants a cigarette) and everyone who puts one up should know that.
So, ashtrays make sense. Prevent hospital hedge and decorative bush fires. Layoff a litter picker upper.
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 00:20
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Originally Posted by Planet Basher View Post
It is someone else's responsibility to clear rubbish up.

We have a generation who have been fed on a diet of "it is always someone fault" and rights being a one way street.

When standards fall it is difficult to impossible to get them back.
Considering some of the pretentious, self righteous crap posted by many on here... oh the irony!!!
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 06:48
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I have always being tidy & cleared up any mess at home & in the workplace. It only takes a few seconds to put your litter in the bin. It's the morons who cannot be bothered who make the UK a mess!!, in the 60's & 70's it was just the same with peoples attitudes I'm alright jack someone else will clear it up!!. Have seen a couple of you tube films in USA where people are throwing litter out of their car windows at McDonalds, only for someone else to throw the litter back in their car quite funny!! ( Has for being pretentious I'm just making an observation )
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 07:32
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Following a chap on a scooter in London many years ago the chap threw down some paper at a set of lights. I stopped with te intention to give it back to him. However he sped off when he saw what I was about to do. Pity.... it was his wage packet. Wish he had done more overtime
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 07:33
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Here in Oz we are encouraged to report littering from cars. The registered owner gets a fine in the post which he/she can avoid by nominating the person who was in charge of the vehicle on the relevant day. If the littering is denied then the matter goes to court where a magistrate hears evidence from the witness and defendant and decides whether guilt has been proved.

Mrs Bull and I spend a lot of time driving to and from work. We are constantly on the lookout for drivers who are smoking. We watch them closely and if we see him or her throw the butt out the window we report it to the EPA. We have made 12 reports so far and only had to go to court once (the defendant didn’t bother to turn up).

It’s good for the streetscape, helps reduce risk of bushfires and keeps us entertained in peak hour traffic.
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 07:35
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 07:38
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In Oz, abandoned supermarket trolleys often litter our streets. Many lazy bastards take a trolley of goods to their car or halfway home and then leave them for Colesworths (our two main supermarket chains) to collect them. They are left in the most amazing of places. Local councils care little and do nothing to stop the practice. Why it isn't theft I don't know as the trolleys are actually removed from the owners store with the intention of never returning them.
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 07:47
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[COLOR=left=#000000]throw the litter back in their car quite funny[/COLOR]
Thought this funnier.

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Old 30th Jun 2019, 08:10
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Or me ...........
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 08:15
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Originally Posted by Gertrude the Wombat View Post
You're not talking to people who've been on holiday to Italy then
or Madeira.

As for McD, if someone can buy their Big Macs without getting out if their car, what makes you think they would get out to dump their rubbish?

They need drive thru litter bins.
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 08:18
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Originally Posted by andytug View Post
Went to Liverpool University Hospital yesterday and despite the signs saying no smoking on site people were lighting up all over the entrance, even next to the giant posters informing of the dangers to others of secondhand smoke etc.
Smokers are quite possibly the most selfish people on the planet.
Same in Boston. When I complained I was told they might have just been visiting a seriously ill relative, or their staff would get attacked.
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 08:18
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You're not talking to people who've been on holiday to Italy then
Or Kenya, either
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