I read an article about this guy who is trying to make a difference to countryside we all take for granted. Take a look at his website: Litter Heroes.
If everyone took the time to be a little bit more considerate about the rubbish they create and simply take it home with them, it would help themselves and everyone else.
I fully support the idea of a Bottle Bill – if manufacturers charged 10p more on the cost and then gave a refund to the consumer when they returned the bottle or can then you would find that the return rate would be quite high. Given that that it they would not get a 100% return rate – these manufacturers could then use the difference to set up schemes in local communities to help clean up the environment.
This principal could be used be lots of other manufacturers including battery manufacturers.
Do something positive – start off locally and keep your own patch clean.