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Vox pop: Gum chewers, can you be kind to the street?

A Welsh Assembly Member urged a chewing
gum residue issue

When a Welsh AM raised a plan of charging extra levy on chewing gum, its consumers realized they are the target of paying sticky mess left on the street.

In July, Conservative Assembly Member, Darren Millar, revealed his
proposal of adding 5p levy on chewing gum price to reduce stains on the street and to cover its cleaning cost in Wales. Gum chewers had choked up with the news,
but later relieved to hear the plan was rejected this week.

Although the bill did not succeed, people seem aware more of what’s
under their shoes now. They cannot overlook it anymore.

Bryn Troake, Cardiff City Cleaner, said, “It’s terrible when people spit chewing gums onto the sidewalk. People like me have to scrape after them”.