Monday, 11 August 2008

Notes on a Dirty Island

Bill Bryson featured on BBC Panorama tonight in a program about Britain's litter problem.

I don't think you could argue with him. We do have a litter problem. Blackburn has a litter problem. Bastwell, where I pass through each day, is particularly challenged when it comes to dealing with its litter problem.

Every day the council cleaners pick up the litter.

And every day it returns. It's like a windy town from a western movie, except the brushwood is replaced by fast food wrappers.

Some people have civic pride and want to be proud of their neighbourhoods. Unfortunately it is spoiled by those who don't.

Panorama highlighted that the litter problem can be cured, restoring civic pride and lowering crime.

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