Loads of litter

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Donald Ford (Letters, 12 march) is quite right when he draws attention to our litter-strewn roads. We’ve had visitors from overseas who have commented negatively on this.

The answer would seem to include stringent enforcement of litter laws, and better education in schools – with, perhaps, schools helping to clean the mess their pupils create. (You can tell if a school is nearby by the increased amount of litter).

However, I simply don’t believe that non-urban road litter is simply caused by irresponsible road users chucking rubbish out their windows. On several occasions, I have seen lorries taking rubbish to landfill, leaving in their wake a plume of litter.

Charlie Laidlaw

Gullane