I have been a Washington State resident all my life and I remember when I was a kid that Washington had a very aggressive anti littering program. It was on the radio, it was on TV, it was in the newspaper, it was everywhere. And it worked, at least on me. 

I just don't throw crap out of my car, ever.

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I'm trying not to sound judgmental, but when I'm driving along, and I see somebody throw a cigarette butt out of the car. I just kind of cringe. ("Dude, you have an ashtray, use it.”) 

So, imagine my surprise when I ran across a video on Reddit, hinting that London may have anti littering cameras. I have looked at the video and I do have some questions and I'm going to post the link to the video below this paragraph so you can get a look at it yourself and see what you think.  

<blockquote class="reddit-embed-bq" style="height:500px" data-embed-height="534"><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/1bjb0fo/litter_cam_is_new_technology_being_used_in/">"Litter cam" is new technology being used in Britain, to detect when litter has been thrown out of cars</a><br> by<a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/Green____cat/">u/Green____cat</a> in<a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/">interestingasfuck</a></blockquote><script async="" src="https://embed.reddit.com/widgets.js" charset="UTF-8"></script>


I think this is just one person. It's the same car through the whole video. And I think they are either testing the cameras or this is made-up, and they just put it on Reddit to see what the reactions would be. 


Believe me, there were lots of comments. I'll just list a few here for you from reddit.com. 

These-Spell-8390 1d ago
“Years ago I was driving on the highway with my wife when she rolled down the window and threw out a bag of fast food trash.
I remember thinking “who tf did I marry?”
We’re divorced now.” 

Man volunteer cleaning up the trash in park. Picking up rubbish outdoors. Ecology and environment concept

leaveitbettertoday 1d ago
“I don’t need to know your thoughts on having kids, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE MCDONALDS BAG WHEN YOU’RE DONE EATING?!?” 

SwissCake_98 1d ago
“I hate people who litter like this, I believe they are bad people.” 

 Tacklestiffener 1d ago
“Don't get hung up on the fact that it is British. I live in Spain and people throw rubbish out of cars all the time. Cyclists throw empty bottles into the beautiful countryside.” 

Catherine Yeulet

The question again, is this real? I don't see this coming to the US, but I certainly see the possibility that it could be spreading in Britain and possibly into Europe. 

I take responsibility for the trash that I collect in my car. I make sure it goes in the right receptacle and not in a ditch.  

I hope you do too. 

"Litter cam" is new technology being used in Britain, to detect when litter has been thrown out of cars : r/interestingasfuck (reddit.com) 

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