Furness man's solo sweep bags 14 sacks of litter

The Westmorland Gazette: Peter Howlett with the lietter he collected Peter Howlett with the lietter he collected

A FURNESS man collected 52kg of discarded beer cans and coffee cups during a voluntary solo litter pick on a country road.

Peter Howlett, of Pennington, spent three days collec-ting rubbish along a four-mile stretch of the B5281 from Ulverston after seeing the rubbish that had built up during a cycle ride.

He said: “That stretch of road seemed bad and the things I have collected are all things that people have thrown out of car windows rather than from fly-tipping.”

During the litter sweep he collected 14 bags of drink cans, coffee cups, sweet papers, plastic bottles and sandwich packages.

Mr Howlett said: “Much of it had clearly been there for a long time and it was a mucky job.

“I went back a few days later and saw a few things had already been left – so in a few weeks it will go back to being as bad again.

“It’s a shame that irresponsible people do this.”

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8:35pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Zilch UK says...

What a star. We're all behind you Mr Howlett and there are many of us who have undertaken similar selfless acts to the benefit of our localities and environments.

Do join us in our efforts to make this sort of thing unnecessary by eliminating the littering behaviour that's the cause of so much trash along our roadsides.
What a star. We're all behind you Mr Howlett and there are many of us who have undertaken similar selfless acts to the benefit of our localities and environments. Do join us in our efforts to make this sort of thing unnecessary by eliminating the littering behaviour that's the cause of so much trash along our roadsides. Zilch UK
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