THIS year’s Great British Spring clean campaign will see up to half a million people taking action to clean up streets, parks and beaches across the country.
The Great British Spring Clean, which started on March 22 and will run until April 23, brings together individuals, community organisations, businesses and councils to make a difference to the environment on our doorstep. In 2018, about 370,000 #LitterHeroes collected more than 630,000 bags of rubbish.
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.”
Community groups across Dorset are rolling up their sleeves and litter-picking in mass.
Sophie from Litter Free Dorset said: “If you only have five minutes, don’t panic, a mini spring clean is just as impactful. See a piece of litter, pick it up! I’m sure at least one person that sees you will be influenced in some way.”
Simple ways in which residents can help include holding a two-minute spring clean on their street, taking a bag with them when they walk the dog or trying to ‘plog’ – picking up litter while out for a jog.
Litter Free Dorset is supporting community groups across the county to clean up the countryside. If you would like to join a group, visit website the website www.litterfreedorset.co.uk for details of a group near you.
The Dorset Waste Partnership is also supporting the campaign by providing guidance and equipment for litter-picks.
To find out more about the Great British Spring Clean visit www.keepbritaintidy.org