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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.
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The total falls short of the 3,548 fixed penalty notices handed out in Doncaster this year - officially the worst place in the country for littering.
Josephine Butler Primary in Ashington and Mowbray Primary School in Guidepost are also piloting littering awareness pro jects in partnership with North umberland County Council.
Davis is the spokesperson for the 'Plastics 2020 Challenge', an initiative launched in the UK in 2009 designed to challenge industry, consumers and Government to prevent the landfilling and littering of plastics by 2020.
The careless and improper disposal of small quantities of waste is defined as littering [Geller, el al.
It is time these companies took much greater responsibility for preventing littering of their products and for the cost of the clean-up.
Now anyone who witnesses a person littering can report it and trigger action to improve the quality of the environment and the cleanliness of our roadways.
Segmentation 2006, repeated a similar study conducted in 2001 to see whether attitudes towards littering have changed.
A clampdown on littering in Darlington resulted in more than 30 people taken to court last month.
Members are virtually certain to consider public-education campaigns to get people to stop littering, to bring their own reusable bags when they shop, and to participate in neighborhood cleanup programs.
The study on urban littering reported filthy streets in Dublin, Cork, Waterford, Limerick and Galway.
The campaign, developed by Keep Australia Beautiful WA and launched today during Keep Australia Beautiful Week, sends the message that littering not only has environmental, economic and social impacts, but is also illegal.
It aims to develop a clear policy for litter bins and create a zero tolerance approach for enforcement of littering, dog-fouling, fly-tipping and graffiti.