Introduce a Litter Tax and ring fence the proceeds for litter pickersr

Introduce a Litter Tax on the items most often found littering the streets – say 1p on each of the following collected at the point of manufacture, import or issue – the proceeds to be used for additional litter pickers from the unemployed:

  • Soft Drinks Cans
  • Plastic drinks bottles
  • Cigarette packets
  • Lighters and matches
  • Packets or crisps, snacks
  • Chocolate bars and sweets
  • Plastic bags
  • Supermarket till receipts
  • Bus and train tickets

Why does this idea matter?

It would:

  • reduce unemployment and can use unskilled labour
  • improve the nations health – most of the above are non healthy options
  • greatly improve the environment

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