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Farmer wants McDonald’s to ID litterbugs on its bags

Went viral: Tweet from Tom Martin

A FARMER is calling on McDonald’s to print customers’ car registrations on its drive-thru takeaway bags, to deter people from littering the countryside with them.

Tom Martin from Haddon, Cambridgeshire, made the suggestion in a tweet that went viral.

He wrote: ‘The technology is available. And as soon as @McDonaldsUK start printing car registration numbers on takeaway packaging, this constant tide of littering will stop. What a Christmas gift to the countryside (and taxpayer) that would be!’

Craig Philip replied: ‘Exactly what I’ve been thinking. Got a McDonald’s being built a mile away from my farm and already I know my fields will end up strewn with packaging.’

McDonald’s said 80 per cent of its packaging was recyclable. It added: ‘We carry out daily litter patrols from all of our restaurants to pick up after irresponsible litterers.’