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All chewing gum sold in the UK from 2023 must be easy to remove from paths.

Chewing gum defaces public paths, blocks toilets and damages clothes, and cleaning costs a huge amount. This proposal gives manufacturers a realistic time to improve their formula.

The LGA estimates the annual cost of removing pieces trodden into pavements across England has reached £56 million, with around six tons dropped in the West End of London alone each year. It claimed that while the average piece of gum costs about 3p to buy, local authorities have to spend around £1.50 to clean it up. (This estimate: 22 Nov 2014)

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Currently ranked 669 out of 1,688 open petitions, and 20,597 out of 103,913 petitions ever created.

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Created By

John Christopher Appleby

Created On

Wednesday 13 June 2018

Closing Date

Wednesday 12 December 2018

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