WELL done to McDonald’s staff for carrying out a litter pick in Huddersfield town centre.
A survey by Keep Britain Tidy has revealed that fast food litter is second only to cigarette butts when it comes to unsightly rubbish on our streets with 29% of it from McDonald’s outlets.
Let’s hope fast food outlets heed the call by Keep Britain Tidy chief executive Phil Barton to reduce unnecessary packaging and encourage customers to bin their rubbish.
At least McDonald’s recognises that it is part of the problem – but only part.
It is their customers who thoughtlessly, foolishly and selfishly dump the packaging.
And no matter how hard the fast food outlets may try, it makes you wonder if it’s virtually impossible to educate such people to change their ways.
Let’s hope they get spotted by the police or council wardens and fined.