Yes. Most of the organisms that will turn faeces and tp into soil really are in the top few inches. The detritivores are incredibly effective, but they're not instantaneous.....and mind that most of the faeces is actually gut bacteria, and without some care it's an easy step to disease.Deep latrines were generally replaced years ago by “cat holes.” Once you get deeper than about 6 to 10 inches the soil is too sterile for the feces to decompose.
I had a very similar thought.The takeaway litter problem could be addressed by putting a bar code label that would supply time and basic card info used for purchase, from that photos and basic tracing info can be gleaned , it would also show that suppliers are taking more responsibility , and even disguising the purpose of the label from the great unwashed would be another minor step forward
Nothing is wrong with modern life? Most 'western' countries have recycled for several decades, Germany and Eastern Europe since the 1940's. ( to solve lack of resources).I'm not agin education, but I am agin a 'certificated' education like a licence.
It's modern life and attitudes that need to be addressed; not the right to roam. It needs a sea change right across the board. I think that education plays a huge part, but I think parent and peer pressure plays a greater one.