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Should fast-food firms do more to discourage customers littering the streets?

Fast-food wrappers top the list of rubbish dropped in more than half the UK’s cities and towns, a survey of the brands found littering the streets showed.

In more than half the places surveyed by the anti-litter campaigners, including Manchester, Rugby, Sheffield and Southend, fast-food brands topped the list of rubbish on the streets.

Cadbury, Greggs, Wrigley, Coca-Cola, Mars, Marlboro, Lambert and Butler, and Subway were all also in the top 10 for brands of litter on the streets, along with unbranded fish and chips, kebab and pizza wrappers.

Keep Britain Tidy is working with businesses on the “Love Where You Live” scheme to try to cut litter on the UK’s streets, which costs £858 million to clear up.