Litter collection from motorways fills enough bags to reach top of Shard – twice

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MORE than 1,250 sacks of litter were collected from motorways in the south east during a three-day spring clean last month.

Highways England has said that is enough to reach the top of The Shard in London more than twice if they were stacked end to end.

Robert Castleman, Highways England director, said: ‘The litter on our roads can cause a hazard to drivers, our workers and wildlife so I’d urge everyone to keep a bag in their car which they can use for rubbish, and then put it in the bin when they get home.’