Closed petition Require drive through takeaways to print vehicle registrations on the packaging

Printing the vehicle registration on takeaway packaging will allow local authorities to identify the vehicle used when litter was dropped and will allow fines to be sent to the registered keeper. This should reduce litter abandoned at the roadside.

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Roadside litter is unsightly and a hazard to workers who are required to clear it up. It's also a danger to wildlife and farm animals. Detection and enforcement of littering is difficult, as there are hundreds of miles of roads and few witnesses. However the prospect of fixed penalties may deter people from littering.

Our countryside is beautiful. Let's keep it that way.

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Litter on motorways debated by MPs

On Tuesday 25 April, the Rt Hon Sir Mike Penning MP led a Westminster Hall debate in Parliament entitled: ‘Litter on motorways’.

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Westminster Hall debates give MPs an opportunity to raise local or national issues and receive a response from a government minister. Any MP can take part in a Westminster Hall debate.

Debates in Westminster Hall take place on ‘general debate' motions expressed in neutral terms. These motions are worded ‘That this House has considered [a specific matter]'. This means that Westminster debates don’t end in a vote on a particular action or decision.

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