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The University of Essex engaged in research to establish what items amount to litter, where litter is found, what legislation governs the law on litter and which bodies are responsible for clearing litter. The main findings of our research can be found here (link to report). If you have any questions about this website, please contact X and X (links to people to e-mail about the project).

The following statutes govern the law on litter: Environmental Protection Act 1990, Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 and Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

This website creates a traffic light system which determines the effectiveness of laws protecting against litter on land (such as roads and beaches) and in the water (rivers and seas). Our analysis considers which bodies are responsible for clearing litter on land or in the water and what measures could be taken to improve the current situation.

We owe a huge thanks to the number of people and organisations who have supported us in our research, including but not limited to local parish, district and borough councils and local volunteers who regularly attend to litter on land and in water. There are a number of photographs included on this website taken by Ros Alam, Christine Clark, Mistley Parish Council, RiverCare and the Wivenhoe Kayak and Canoe Club.


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