It is clear that readers continue to be trained about the amount of junk left in the county’s parks after the lockdown restrictions were eased – letters and comments posted to this newspaper are testament to that anger.
Monday, April 5, 2021, 11:32 a.m.
“/>Graeme Bandeira’s cartoon illustrating the country’s litter epidemic.
They are also concerned, or even perplexed, that almost four years after Michael Gove, then Environment Minister, put the idea into circulation, the government is no closer to introducing a plastic bottle deposit system.
Why the delay? Other European countries discovered long ago that such a system encourages people to recycle plastic bottles instead of simply throwing them away to destroy our neighborhoods and open spaces.
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Perhaps Mr Gove would like to explain and justify to our readers that they are not happy – and what message this is sending out to the observing world in a year that the UK is hosting the COP26 climate summit, setting a good example in terms of the environment?
“/> Michael Gove promised a plastic bottle deposit system for the first time in 2017.
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“/> A police officer clears away rubbish that was thrown away in a park in Leeds last week.