Last year we adopted a strategy of equipping all the local schools with enough litter-picking gear to set up their own Junior Clean Teams. This proved to be really worthwhile. We have now signed up (and fully equipped) five out of the six Primary Schools. At the year end, we also enrolled both the Senior schools, and they are being provided with gear to enable them to set up their very own Clean Teams.
All this is part of our strategy to try and eliminate litter at source, rather than just picking it up “after the event”. Of course, it’s most certainly not just youngsters that drop litter, but we thought that if we catch them young..........
Litter and adding to plastic pollution is a problem for ALL generations, and we will be trying throughout 2020 to press home our message of:
We’d also like to add REFUSE to the list, implying that we all exercise discretion in buying loose products rather than packaged (e.g. fruit and vegetables, bulk dispensation of cleaning products in re-usable containers etc.). If that’s not possible, try to buy products with the least amount of packaging.
The dates of all our collective monthly litter picks for the year are listed in the “Future Activities” page of this website, and we’d be delighted to see you there. However, members pick litter throughout the year as and when it’s convenient. Many members take part in our “ADOPT AN AREA” scheme, and pick up litter on their home (or adopted) patch.
Happy litter-picking and anti-plastic campaigning.