This was a lovely sight to come upon... we went to Trent Park last Tuesday, and it seems the Bank Holidayers don't get the concept of taking their rubbish home when the bins are overflowing.
Until ordinary people start taking responsibility, I don't think things are going to change for the better... never mind all the fuss over climate change. It starts right here- THIS is the problem. Everyone expects someone else to deal with their mess.
I know I could scream too. We have only just started the 'Tourist Season' and already the road verges and laybys are fill with litter and we have two more Bank Holiday in May. People come to the Highlands for it wildness and scenery and peace, then ruin it for others with their litter. Every Year at the end of the season local people and the councils(give them their due) have a massive clearing of the litter, because we love the areas, only to have it trashed again the followint year.
I live in Torquay .. there are constant moans about Gulls, but the reality is that most of the people doing the complaining are creating the problem in the first place by not taking the trouble to make sure their fast food wrappings and leftovers have gone in the bin. In the ten years that I have lived here I have not been "mugged" by gulls. In reality tales of a few "muggings" get into the press and become "thousands" .. the last time I was "mugged" by a gull was in 1977 at Conwy when a Herring Gull snatched the sausage from my sausage,fish n chips lunch!
As some people appear to be unable to see/understand why they should not just throw their rubbish anywhere, I wonder if the solution would be to have a deposit scheme similar to a number of other countries.
I've seen it in action in the Netherlands - cans taken to a machine in a supermarket where they are crushed, weighed and the customer gets a monetary voucher they can use when shopping. Similarly with the Norwegian scheme - www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42953038
Unfortunately the UK has been very slow on the uptake of a number of initiatives - internet access, embracing renewable technology and dealing with waste.