While traveling around London, it’s inevitable not to notice filth. Dumped refuse, fly tipping, litter, saliva on the pavement, food droppings, sprinkled leftover food on pavements for pigeons, super rats, mice infestation, dog’s dung. There were times when this beautiful city was exceptionally clean; times when you could eat and walk simultaneously without bothering about what’s on the pavement but not so much now. Can cleaning up save London?
A few simple steps with team effort will turn the capital into a cleaner place since Health and safety is the key to our survival.
How to clean up London in a day:
- Check for public notices before feeding the pigeons. Even though children love feeding them, it’s not always permitted.
- Let’s encourage each other to recycle food waste, boxes and general waste. We’ll be cleaning up and also doing our bit for the environment.
- Look out for locally designated bins – they are colour coded to help you decide where to place your waste and items for recycling. If you have a missed a bin collection, report it. Overflowing bins will attract foxes to feed off your refuse.
- Rinse out cans and plastic containers before placing them in the recycling bin to stop the remnants decaying, hence causing contamination.
- Teach children to save and not waste. Food should be eaten and not thrown away. Get them to serve portions they can eat.
- Educate children and adults about positive hygiene and create more awareness.
- When travelling, encourage children to hold on to their litter and not to throw it out of the car or public transport. Keep a plastic bag with you to collect litter then dispose it in a nearby bin.
- Avoid fly tipping and dumping because fines are in place in some boroughs.
- Clean up after your cats and dogs at home and in public places.
- Properly dispose of used chewing gum and cigarette ends.
- Use public transport with respect.
- Keep London’s air clean by getting your vehicle an MOT to help reduce the pollution levels.
- Take up Car Sharing with a friend or family member, save on petrol and the air we breath!
- Avoid dumping litter into the Canals and the Thames.
- Walk to your travels if you can and leave the car behind which will help us breath in cleaner air.
- Provide more mobile or stationary conveniences.
Keeping London clean will reduce the spread of disease. Some cities around the world have introduced fines to deter locals and visitors from littering or dumping. Can you think of any other ways?
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