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If you see a crisp packet on the floor by a bin what would you do?



A. Quickly pick it up and put it in the bin
B. Check that it is safe to deal with and then pick it up and put it in the bin
C. Leave it there - the council will pick it up
Asked by Bramwell, Last updated: Feb 28, 2019

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W. Wright

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W. WrightBiology student, Biology student, Astoria
Biology student, Biology student, Astoria

Answered on Feb 28, 2019

It is pretty obvious that option C, leaving a crisp packet for the council to deal with, is an anti-social answer, and that option A, quickly putting it in the bin, is the good citizen answer. However, in these times of terrorism, and in the light of the serious consequences for the couple who touched the discarded perfume bottle in Salisbury, there might be a case made for never touching any discarded item unless entirely sure it is safe!

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Sep 09, 2016

Check that it is safe to deal with and then pick it up and put it in the bin-if you answered quickly pick it up and put it in the bin its great that you are prepared to pick up somebody elses litter to keep the area clean, but please stop and check that it is safe to do so first. if you put leave it there - the council will pick that up - this is also correct, the council will pick up litter left on the street, but, when it is safe to do so, picking up litter and disposing of it correctly when you spot it, can really help keep your area clean and deter others from littering. little and often can make a big difference.
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