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Reaching the Tipping Point: Keep Britain Tidy's action plan for fly-tipping
Keep Britain Tidy has launched a new action plan to tackle the growing problem of fly-tipping. Its plan outlines six things that, it believes, will make a measurable difference and support its ambition to reduce the reported incidents of fly-tipping in England by 50%.
The organization is calling on Government to make some of the £1.1 billion proceeds of the Landfill Tax available to local authorities to help keep household waste recycling centres open and reduce or eliminate charges for bulky waste collections.
It is also calling for stiffer sentencing in magistrates' courts and it has announced that it will develop a duty of care campaign, #CrimeNotToCare, to support local authorities in educating the public.
Jim Fitzpatrick MP, chair of the Tidy Britain All Party Parliamentary Group, said at the launch of the action plan: "I welcome Keep Britain Tidy's work on the urgent local environmental issue of fly-tipping. Its action plan is a much needed step in the right direction."
The Action Plan was launched at the All Party Parliamentary Group meeting, which was chaired by Jim Fitzpatrick MP and brought together key stakeholders to discuss the need to work together to tackle the pressing issue of fly-tipping.
There was a consensus in the meeting that there was a need for a more pro-active, combined approach from Government and local authorities. The action plan aims to improve communication to householders about fly-tipping and improve the consistency of action taken across authorities to tackle the issue.
Kevin Hollinrake MP, vice chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group, added: "Fly-tipping is a pressing issue and dealing with it shouldn't be kicked into the long grass. We need a more pro-active, combined approach between local authorities and Government to help tackle it."
Read the full report at: www.keepbritaintidy.org
27th October 2016