Drones to track litter war on Britains beaches

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Just 20 percent of visitors were responsible for the 1.5 tons found at Bournemouth. The drones were able to identify 47 different types of rubbish and cameras could pick out cigarette brands – of which they found 47,467 butts.

A third of the haul in May consisted of glass bottles along with 6,578 plastic bits and 1,530 plastic bottles.

Litter was cut by 45 percent and cigarette waste 69 percent in an Italian resort using the technology to strategically place bins and ashtrays.

Bournemouth Council wants to learn from “people’s littering behaviours”.

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