The Commercial Law Practice supports our local community to help clean up as part of the country’s biggest mass-action environmental campaign
Our team from The Commercial Law Practice turned out on Saturday 30th March 2019 to support this year’s Great British Spring Clean, run by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.
The campaign, which runs from March 22nd to April 23rd, will see over half a million people taking action to clean up streets, parks and beaches across the country.
The Great British Spring Clean brings together individuals, community organisations, businesses and councils to make a difference to the environment on our doorstep and in 2018 around 370,000 #LitterHeroes collected more than 630,000 bags of rubbish. So far, more than 500,000 people around the UK have volunteered to help with the clean up in 2019.
Keep Britain Tidy Chief Executive Allison Ogden-Newton said: “The Great British Spring Clean is an opportunity for the millions of people who care about the environment on their doorstep to do something positive that will make a visible difference.”
This year’s campaign will not only see tonnes of litter being removed from the environment on our doorstep, it also aims to rescue thousands of the plastic bottles and aluminium drinks cans that are simply thrown on the ground but could, very easily, be recycled.
Using the ‘three bags full’ approach, all volunteers separated the litter they picked into three bags: one for plastic bottles; one for aluminium cans and a third for the rest of the rubbish.
Dorset Waste Partnership then collected these bags to ensure that they are recycled appropriately.
Top 3 litter items reported in 2018: of respondents (%)
- Soft drink cans, bottles, cartons 77%
- Alcohol cans, wine bottles, spirit bottles, etc. 61%
- Fast food litter, e.g. packaging, food, straws 54%
Alongside the expected litter, plastic, empty bottles and cigarette ends some of the more unusual items of litter that our team collected included the rear parcel shelf from a car and a set of bathroom scales !
To find out more about the Great British Spring Clean visit www.keepbritaintidy.org