Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Campaign to Protect Rural England

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Stop the Drop!

Our Stop the Drop campaign tackles the litter and fly-tipping problem that is despoiling our beautiful countryside. It’s headed by author Bill Bryson, a passionate anti-litter campaigner and champion of the countryside.

 

It’s costing taxpayers over half a billion a year to clear the streets of England – let alone parks and other public spaces. Each fly-tipping incident costs the public purse around £72 a minute. 

 

The boom in litter means a boom in the rat population too. There are now 60 million rats in the UK: almost as many as human beings. But over 69,000 other animals a year are killed or injured by cigarette butts, plastic bags and other plastic rubbish. It’s estimated that every year over a million seabirds and 100,000 turtles and sea mammals die of litter related cause

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