Brighton

Brighton is a seaside town on the south coast of England with a population of over 270,000 (plus thousands of foreign students and tourists that flood in during the summer!).
Since Friday 14th June the refuse collectors have been on strike, since then bins have still been put outside of houses and city bins are still being filled up.

These photos were taken on Monday 17th June, just 3days after the strike began. . . . . .

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This bin is right outside my house. The size and smell gets worse everyday!

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This is right in the centre of the popular north laine shopping area!

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Nappies spewed all over the street!

The worst thing about this mess is how close it is to the beach! There is plastic and other rubbish being blown all around the city centre, which is less than a mile to the sea. This rubbish will end up in the ocean and will end up being eaten by marine animals.
I understand that the refuse collectors need to make a point, but the people of Brighton really need to keep their rubbish at home until it can be collected, it’s just a week and it will make a huge difference to the amount of marine debris that will be created by this strike!

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One response to “Brighton

  1. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brighton-rot-refuse-collectors-strike-causes-stink-in-britains-greenest-city-8667568.html

    This article highlights how some people have tried to clean up the rubbish and have been told that by doing that they are undermining the strike. They are not, they just care about the environment and how Brighton city looks. I think the bin men have made their point. . .can we clean it up now??!

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