Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford is encouraging local residents to take their litter home, instead of leaving it in the street or at a roadside.
The call comes in support of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Give Your Litter a Lift campaign – which is encouraging people not to litter the roadside.
According to Keep Scotland Beautiful, around 50 tonnes of litter is collected at the side of motorways every year.
Mr Crawford showed his support for the campaign by picking up some litter at the side of Players Road in Stirling last week.
Commenting, he said:
“Taking your litter with you is so easy to do, especially considering that the alternative is so disrespectful to the local community.
“Up and down many road sides, drivers and passengers have carelessly thrown litter out of their car windows, making the place untidy and damaging the environment.
“This campaign by Keep Scotland Beautiful is a fantastic way to raise awareness in this area and to encourage people to give their litter a ride home.
“I’d encourage everyone to keep a bag in their car for your rubbish, or invest in a discreet car bin to make things easier. If everyone does their bit, we can all make a real difference to our roadsides.”