Don’t be a TOS53R – litterers told to clean up their act

LITTER Free Dorset have developed the ‘Don’t Be A Tos53r’ campaign to target residents and visitors that may choose to leave their rubbish behind this summer. 

As lockdown restrictions where eased in June littering behaviour has increased dramatically. As people’s habits are moving to takeaway options, disposable packaging is on the rise and risks polluting the county if people choose to act irresponsibly.

Many people are choosing to have staycations and, consequently, there are an increased number of visitors coming to Dorset.  The increase in litter is putting additional strain on council services.

Litter Free Dorset will be putting up posters in Dorset Council car parks and larger signs in areas which experience high footfall during the summer holidays. They are asking people to simply put their rubbish in the bin or if its full take it home with them.

How can you help?

  • Always take your rubbish home if the bin is full
  • Download a poster from the Litter Free Dorset website and display it in your window
  • Share Litter Free Dorset’s Facebook posts to spread the message far and wide

Litter Free Dorset is a community campaign to reduce litter across Dorset. Litter Free Dorset is made up of a group of local organisations, charities and community groups; they all work together to reduce the social, economic and environmental impacts of litter.

This is done by trying to stop littering behaviour in the first place and through clean ups. All supporters want a Litter Free Dorset act in ways that help achieve this and encourage other people to do so too.

For more information visit www.litterfreedorset.co.uk

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About Francesca Evans 2537 Articles
Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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