If we reach 100,000 signatures then this petition goes straight to central government for debate. If you sign this petition please spend just a few minutes to send it to your online contacts. Please share the website, where you will find links to social media sites - this is the only way the petiton will suceed. So please please please spread the word by all means - conversation, Facebook, Twitter, pigeons etc.



As I cycle to and from work I am aware of the constant ribbon of detritus that lies on our roadsides. The other day I litter picked a quarter mile stretch of B road and picked up 12 black sacks of rubbish. Not only is it an eyesore, but, as most of us know, it amounts to a tremendous ecological threat, and it’s getting worse. If the litter is not picked up then natural processes will work down through the soil, where it will remain hidden for thousands of years. I believe it is our social, environmental and moral duty to get out there and fight this problem, a problem which highlights a fundamental lack of environmental consideration in our society.


In an attempt to tackle this i've created the following petitoion; one that asks councils around the UK to organise litter pick-ups that would be carried out by volunteers. I'd like to see the details of each campaign (location, time etc...) broadcast on regional/national media platforms in order to reach the size of audience required.


The petition is as follows:


For the creation of a nationwide, government-run, voluntary litter clean-up scheme, where publicly funded bodies are made responsible for planning, organising and implementing litter pick-ups. The pick-ups would utilise volunteers and would be organised and controlled by the authority responsible for the area being cleaned on any particular campaign.


Please only sign if you reside in the UK. 


If this gets passed I truly believe we can turn this ugly situation around, and in doing so encourage those around us, especially the future generations, to take better care of our environment.


As a nation we marvel at the beauty of our country; let's clean it up.

Update #27 years ago
Hi Signers

This petition has been rather inactive recently, partly because I'm currently on a world bike tour - I've been planning it for years. As this doesn't work with running a campaign I invite anyone to don their environmental cape and take the reigns of what is a necessary cause. Just send a message to saying you'd like to and it's yours to do what you like with. I gave it a good shot but ran out of time.


Update #17 years ago
Hi Signers

Sadly despite reasonable publicity the interest is coming in slowly. But alas! Changing convention is seldom easy, so keep the faith! I'm about to set off round the world, using my blog to promote the cause. Interested in following me? I'll send details of my blog when I know them. Please feel free to do all you can to spread the word - Magazines, papers, TV. Write it in the sky if you have a plane ........ANYTHING!! Thanks for you support. This world needs people like us.
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