Welcome to the campaign pages where runners who love the countryside take action to keep it looking beautiful.
What’s the problem? LITTER
Jeremy Paxman famously said in an article in the Guardian, March 2007 “We are no longer a green and pleasant land spotted with filthy places. We are a filthy island in which there is now an occasional oasis of cleanliness.” His view was formed from the comfort of a car and once on a bicycle. “Setting out to cycle a one-mile stretch of quiet country road to attempt my own amateurish survey of rubbish, I gave up once I had counted more than 100 items and, it seemed, hardly gone 500 yards. Of course, some of it - hubcaps and so on - looked as if it had fallen there by accident. But most - sandwich wrappers, McDonald's bags, crisp packets and endless plastic bottles - had been deliberately jettisoned.”
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Who is going to solve it? YOU
Those of us that run off-road inhabit a green and pleasant land, but litter is increasingly becoming a problem. We encounter carelessly discarded sweet wrappers, crisp packets, drinks bottles and even energy gel sachets. Extremely remote areas are not exempt; the wind blows in plastic bags, sweet wrappers, crisp packets and even polystyrene fast-food containers
This stuff isn’t going to go away by itself, somebody needs to pick it up – it could be
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