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Chuck and roll Driv­ers in Eng­land will be en­cour­aged to throw their rub­bish out of car win­dows into large “fun­nel bins” un­der plans con­demned by anti-lit­ter cam­paign­ers as sup­port­ing lazy habits. A trial of the bins started this month in the coun­try’s north­west; if they help to re­duce lit­ter­ing, the bins will be in­tro­duced across the coun­try. More than 200,000 sacks of lit­ter are re­moved from mo­tor­way verges each year. A spokes­woman for High­ways Eng­land said lit­ter was a prob­lem on ser­vice area slip roads and ex­its be­cause mo­torists were more likely to throw it from win­dows when they were driv­ing slowly. The fun­nel bins, which come in two sizes – with a taller one for truck driv­ers – make it eas­ier for driv­ers to “dis­pose of their lit­ter re­spon­si­bly with­out the need to get out of their ve­hi­cle,” she said. But John Read, founder of Clean Up Bri­tain, is scep­ti­cal: “Get­ting peo­ple to chuck their lit­ter out of the car, even into a des­ig­nated fun­nel bin, is ex­actly the be­hav­iour we are try­ing to stop.”

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