A Plethora of rubbish, plastics, cans, road cones, tyres all along the A627M from Sandbrook Park to the roundabout at Junction 20 of the M62
Reported via desktop in the Litter (NH) category anonymously at 15:46, Thu 6 April 2023
Sent to National Highways less than a minute later.
FixMyStreet ref: 4406894.
A Plethora of rubbish, plastics, cans, road cones, tyres all along the A627M from Sandbrook Park to the roundabout at Junction 20 of the M62. This stretches along the A627M towards the Castleton turnoff at Junction 2 all towards the roundabout and along the A627M towards Slattocks. Facts
While some plastics are reusable or recyclable, packaging and thicker plastic items are not. Plastic can take anywhere from 20 to 500 years to decompose, depending on the material's structure and environmental factors such as sunlight exposure.
The fact that water bottles do not biodegrade, but rather photodegrade means that it takes at least up to 1,000 years for every single bottle to decompose, leaking pollutants into our soil and water along the way. Yuck!
Aluminium cans can be recycled time and time again without losing any quality and more and more people are recycling their cans which helps to conserve non-renewable fossil fuels, reduce the consumption of energy and the emission of gasses like carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
The problem is the other half – the vast amount of cans that end up in rivers/canals, on pavements, in fields, or the A627M and Junction 20 of the M62 around Castleton!