New Equipment to Tackle Sticky Issue of Chewing Gum

Wednesday saw some fantastic new equipment being delivered – as part of the £25,000 grant awarded by the UK’s Chewing Gum Task Force to target gum littering at a number of key hotspots in Liverpool.

LSSL currently remove gum litter manually which is time consuming. Having the resource to remove it mechanically will be more efficient and effective. The new chewing gum removal systems are lightweight, durable and reliable, and have the following benefits:

  • Long runtime
  • Eco-friendly
  • Completely silent
  • User-friendly
  • Ultra-portable
  • Lightweight

Three members of staff were trained up this week by the company who provided the equipment, and those members of staff are now trainers in their own right, and are able to train more members of staff to use the machines.

We are now in a position to be able to start removing chewing gum at a number of key hotspots across the city.