Big Brand Litter
One of the big problems with litter is that the global big brands pump millions of pounds into promoting and advertising their products, they shift massive numbers of units, lots of profit is made, they all enjoy the spoils of their business and ultimately don't care about the fact that their global brands are also creating massive amounts of rubbish!
The detritus from big brand produce litters every corner of this green & pleasant land and, quite frankly, we're all tired of seeing it. And now to name and shame just one of these big brand polluters, one of these global litterers... one of Britain's most popular alcoholic drinks...
This scattering of Fosters Lager cans were littering a leafy area beside a path on a cycle home one night and every single one of those cans is a Fosters lager can. Now we're not big fans of the mass-produced brands anyway, but for their mass-market by-products to litter our home town is not only rude & unsightly but it costs local taxpayers money too... somebody has to clean it up and that's the council's job.
Therefore your hard-earned pay, in the form of council tax, pays for street-cleaners and litter pickers to remove the trash.
So the point is this:
Shouldn't mass-market global brands be contributing a good percentage of their profits toward cleaning up the by-products of their products? Should there be a litter tax whereby for every item of a certain brand/item that is swept up from public places there is a charge to the producer/manufacturer?
There are pros & cons to each solution but this approach would encourage corporate responsibility, stimulate social responsibility and make the world a cleaner place.
What do you think?