Disposable gloves becomes a new litter problem

Rubber gloves being discarded is new litter problem

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Concern has been expressed about a growing problem of littering in some parts of Argyll and Bute.

The issue was also discussed at a recent meeting of Islay Community Council where it was reported that items such as latex gloves had been found dumped at the roadside.

Councillor Alastair Redman, for the Kintyre and the Islands Ward, said he was dismayed by the litter he had seen on Islay.

He said: ‘The response to the coronavirus has seen our communities come together, take care of those most vulnerable and respect all those who have continued to work through the pandemic.

‘It’s such a shame to see that spirit affronted by selfish actions like these.’

Highlands and Islands MSP Donald Cameron said littering was very disappointing.

‘Items like disposable gloves can pose a threat to livestock. As well as being profoundly antisocial, this kind of behaviour can be positively harmful.

‘Those acting irresponsibly should remember that there can be serious consequences to their thoughtlessness,’ said Mr Cameron.