The green city of Brighton has had an on going problem with litter, especially around its famous beach and Pier. There have been multiple regular 'Litter Picks' over the years and sanctions such as fines between £75 and £300 have been put in place for those caught littering, fly-tipping and allowing their dogs to foul in public spaces.
These actions seem to be making a great and noticeable difference in the Brighton and Hove area. On Monday the 23rd of April we walked through Brighton Town and along the beach looking for pictures of litter but we struggled to find a substantial amount to photograph.
We realised that the problem with litter must be a lot better. Walking through the Lanes in Brighton, the roads were clean with just a a few cigarette butts scattered about.
On the beach to our amazement there was not one piece of litter we could spot. The beach was spotless scattered with a vast amount of rubbish bins covered with litter awareness quotes like '80% of litter found in the sea comes from land' for example. These quotes really resinated with us and sparked discussion among the group about just how shocking they were.