20141105_LitterA contract to develop software that allows the use of CCTV to monitor instances of littering across Scotland has been awarded.

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde have been tasked with creating and testing a software package that would allow automatic image recognition and CCTV cameras to detect when litter is being dropped.

However, Zero Waste Scotland, which awarded the work, has said the system would not be able to identify individuals dropping litter and therefore would not be used in order to issue fines.