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

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

Thursday, 14th April 2016, 6:35 am

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.

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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.’