Littering from vehicles is a major problem. Keep Britain Tidy research has shown that 23% of people are likely to litter from their car.
Smoking related litter is now the UK’s biggest litter problem, with cigarette litter reported to be on 78% of our streets.
Vehicle litterers are most likely to litter in quiet traffic or if they have a sense of anonymity.
Research carried out by Keep Britain Tidy reveals a quarter of Britain's streets are strewn with cast off food cartons, drink cans, and pizza boxes.
If there is a litter problem related to particular kinds of commercial premises, such as takeaway restaurants, cinemas, sports centres, service stations and others, then the Council has powers to make Street Litter Control Notices requiring businesses to take responsibility for the waste created from their premises.