Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser : 2020-09-30

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21 www.airdrieand­coatbridge­ 30.09.2020 DON’T TRASH OUR FUTURE: ADVERTISER JOINS NATIONWIDE LITTER CAMPAIGN EVERYONE hates litter. And for more than 50 years, countries, cities and communitie­s have waged war on the filthy litterbugs who shame our streets and parks. Who can forget ‘Keep Britain Tidy’? Then came ‘Don’t be a Litterbug’, ‘Be a Binner Not a Sinner’ and ‘Let’s get Bitter about Litter.’ And The Golden Skip prize goes to Australia for the crude-but-cracking ‘Don’t be a Tosser’ campaign that went worldwide. So much effort. So much creativity. Yet still so much filth and debris making lives miserable. But now, more than ever before, we can consign litter louts to the rubbish bin of history. In Your Area has nearly 4m users across the UK. We operate in, and have users in, evevery single UK postcode district. Which means we have a huge army of pepeople who care and can make things hahappen. So today, on behalf of 4m people, we say: DODON’T TRASH OUR FUTURE and we demand ththe punishment for littering is raised to a £1,000 fine or 100 hours of supervised community litter picking. And we insist that it’s compulsory for local authoritie­s to enforce the law. How do we make this reality? Simply sign oour petition and at 100,000 signatures we wwill call for it be considered for a debate in paparliame­nt. And with 4m voices behind us we will lobby MMPS and ministers to drive through real chchange that makes things cleaner, healthier, anand more beautiful In Your Area. Together we can win - and ensure those who don’t have respect for our streets, fields and pathways Don’t Trash our Future. ED WALKER Editor-in-chief, SIGN THE PETITION AT PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R Pressreade­ +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW