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litter

the offence committed where a person throws down, drops or otherwise deposits any litter in any place to which this law applies and leaves it. The law applies to any place in the area of a principal litter authority which is open to the air, unless the public does not have access to it, with or without payment. It is immaterial whether the litter is deposited on land or in water. Litter expressly includes the discarded ends of cigarettes, cigars and like products, and discarded chewing-gum and the discarded remains of other products designed for chewing.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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Councillor Momenabadi said: "Littering is an ongoing issue in Ettingshall and other areas within the city.
inspector steve Manson said: "Littering is becoming an issue on the new road.
The new law will be introduced through the Circular Economy Bill, and its announcement follows a consultation on the Scottish Government's littering strategy.
Mr Thupe urged community members to report the perpetrators so that they could face the music, adding that 'I am told some council staff are littering, I urge you to report them'.
Littering is a major issue during holiday breaks and also weekends.
"Our residents have a strong feeling of pride in the area and this, coupled with the council's rapid response and clear-up to reports of littering, possibly generates more reports of littering than elsewhere.
Freedom of Information statistics reveal that between April and October, 532 fixed penalty notices were handed out for littering in the city.
The new drive aims to raise awareness of the cost to the public purse of dealing with the problem and highlight negative impacts of littering. It will focus on litter hot spots and key issues, such as ciga rette waste, with the council work ing with schools and businesses.
There should be zero tolerance towards littering behaviour.
Littering, the improper disposal of small quantities of waste, is one of the main causes of environmental degradation.
This year's figures point to people becoming less bothered about littering." Tynemouth and Cullercoats beaches in North Tyneside have been included in Coast Magazine's list of its top 10 child-friendly beaches in the UK.