“Don’t trash our future” campaign

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Campaign by SurreyLive

The litter problem in Surrey is fast becoming an issue of county-wide shame.

Rubbish strewn across our beauty spots following a sunny weekend is a frequent and depressing sight, not to mention damaging to our wildlife.

As lockdown restrictions are eased the issue has become more apparent but it has its root in a longer term problem – the UK’s litter epidemic.

Today (July 28) [SurreyLive] are standing up to it, and urging you to do the same, with [their] new campaign Don’t Trash Our Future.

SurreyLive, together with the community and information platform InYourArea.co.uk and our nationwide network of sister newspapers and websites, has teamed up with Clean Up Britain to push for changes.

We believe this campaign will leave no choice but for both irresponsible litter louts and the authorities who have the power to enforce the law but so often don’t to take long-lasting action.

Join the Don't Trash Our Future campaign

We’re calling for lasting changes to be made that will ensure littering and those responsible for it are dealt with far more seriously.

Together with our community platform InYourArea and campaign group Clean Up Britain, we’re calling for:

  • the fine for anyone caught littering to be increased to £1,000 and
  • for it to be compulsory for local authorities to enforce the law on what is already a criminal offence.

Sign our petition here, and find out more about the campaign here.: