Every shopkeeper/trader in the country should be responsible for cleaning and clearing mess/litter from the immediate area outside of their shop/store. 

This would be from the side boundary of the shop to the centre line of the road in front of the shop, or 20m from the shop front.

Why is this idea important?

Litter is a blight on our landscape. We must be the dirtiest country in Europe and the burden of litter collection too much on local authorities, whilst the attitude of people towards dropping litter does not seem to change despite campaign after campaign.

Making stores responsible for litter collection would make them more aware of the consequences of their packaging, would ensure a near constant presence of cleaners and would send out a message to people that dropping litter is no longer acceptable.

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