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Litter levels fall to five-year low

Litter levels have fallen 5% to a five-year low and the number of local authorities issuing fines for litter has shot up, according to newly released Government figures. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) announced that there had been a 45% increase in the number of local authorities issuing fines for litter and an improvement in collection rates for fines. The findings came from this years Local Environmental Quality Survey of England (LEQSE).