KFC is litter-picking good

KFC is litter-picking good

KFC is litter-picking good

First published in Echo News

FAST food workers spent six hours cleaning up the streets of Basildon.

Twenty staff members from KFC branches at the Mayflower retail park, Pitsea retail park and nearby Tarpots, in Benfleet, volunteered to tackle litter in the area.

It was part of a countywide campaign called the Cleaner Essex Group, in which local authorities work alongside businesses to raise awareness of rubbish.

Huw James, director of Kefco Sales, the franchise which operates KFC restaurants in Essex, said: “I’m personally very proud of the incredible response we’ve had from KFC employees willing to get their hands dirty to try to make the area a litter- free zone.

“We’re really happy to be working as part of this campaign with other businesses and the local council and are keen to collaborate with Basildon residents on any future local initiatives.”

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5:30pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Howard Cháse says...

Saves the Council.paying blokes to go and do it I suppose....

Lower Council Tax for us please.....
Saves the Council.paying blokes to go and do it I suppose.... Lower Council Tax for us please..... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 3

6:03pm Mon 16 Jun 14

born and raised criminal says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
Saves the Council.paying blokes to go and do it I suppose....

Lower Council Tax for us please.....
I don't even pay tax. So I couldn't care less.
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Saves the Council.paying blokes to go and do it I suppose.... Lower Council Tax for us please.....[/p][/quote]I don't even pay tax. So I couldn't care less. born and raised criminal
  • Score: -1

11:24pm Mon 16 Jun 14

emcee says...

These fast food outlets need to be charged a "fast-food litter tax" so the council can employ people to litter pick seven days a week. All these gimmick events achieve is clean streets today, dirty streets again tomorrow. These outlets can easily recoup this tax charging more for their product or taking a hit on, what can be, their quite substantial profits.
Fast food outlets are the biggest source of litter in town centres so it is only fair they contribute to a seven day a week cleanup.
These fast food outlets need to be charged a "fast-food litter tax" so the council can employ people to litter pick seven days a week. All these gimmick events achieve is clean streets today, dirty streets again tomorrow. These outlets can easily recoup this tax charging more for their product or taking a hit on, what can be, their quite substantial profits. Fast food outlets are the biggest source of litter in town centres so it is only fair they contribute to a seven day a week cleanup. emcee
  • Score: 4

1:32pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Howard Cháse says...

It would be easier if people just stopped dropping litter.....
It would be easier if people just stopped dropping litter..... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 0

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