The Herald

Disposal of Chewing Gum Needs Similar Change in Attitudes as Smoking

BATH Street, chewing gum, the smoking ban and unintended consequences has got me thinking about the general state of Glasgow. One of my daughter's friends, herself born in foreign parts but very fond of her adopted home, on returning from a trip to Japan said: "We all live in a garbage heap." She is accurate. Compared with every city I've visited in Europe, from Bucharest to Bilbao, Glasgow sucks at keeping clean.

So, what's Bath Street got to do with this? It is a thoroughfare I walk up on my way to work. As readers will know there are many bars and clubs on this formerly pristine commercial street. Outside these palaces of pleasure the pavements appear rubberised from the ever-spreading coating of chewing gum. …

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