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  Stick your chewing gum on a celeb
Updated 17 May 2004, 13.54
The posters, called GumTargets, feature celebs including Shane Ritchie, Peter Andre and Jordan
People in London are being asked to stick their gum on the faces of celebs.

Ealing Council hopes posters with pics of stars like Shane Richie, Jordan and Peter Andre will prove a more inviting place to drop their used gum.

The campaign aims to clear pavements of bits of old chewing gum on the streets that cost councils in the UK around 150m a year to scrape up.

Posters have removable sheets which will be changed six days a week to stop the gum building up.

"Spitting gum is anti-social. We want this campaign to start changing people's behaviour and encourage them to think about better ways of disposing chewing gum." said Roni White, Ealing Council's anti-graffiti manager.

The posters, called GumTargets, will be displayed along Acton high street for a year and if successful they might appear in other places too.

The campaign follows trials in Luton and Bournemouth which showed a reduction in the amount of gum left stuck to the streets.

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