June 8, 2018
Keep Scotland Beautiful
Major paper bag manufacturer Smith Anderson has offered support to our anti-roadside litter campaign by producing bespoke car litter bags that allow road users to take their rubbish home with them.
This partnership between Smith Anderson and Keep Scotland Beautiful will see the deployment of over 33,600 litter bags, initially through various car hire companies. Making it easier for road users to dispose of their litter sensibly, these car litter bags will offer a simple alternative to throwing litter from vehicles, which is crucial given that 82.8% of motorways and A class roadside verges recorded a presence of litter in 2016/2017 (LEAMS).
This announcement comes following Smith Anderson achieving a Gold award as part of our National Award for Environmental Excellence® in June 2017, for its continued commitment to improving local environmental quality.
Michael Longstaffe, Chief Executive Officer at Smith Anderson, commented: “As a family owned supply partner to the UK’s largest quick service restaurant, Smith Anderson want to be sure that we protect Scotland’s environment for the many generations to come. We are therefore delighted to be the first manufacturing company in Scotland to support Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Roadside Litter Campaign with a practical solution”.
We are pleased that Smith Anderson have pledged support for the campaign, and look forward to seeing the litter bags in circulation very soon. Keep your eyes peeled on the campaign page and our social media channels for further updates over the coming weeks