Join the fight against litter and Keep Britain Tidy
Although Coronavirus prevented the Great British Spring Clean by Keep Britain Tidy earlier this year, the event is now running from 11 to 27 September. Now that we can get out again, we can all take part in the September Clean and help our wildlife by getting rid of the rubbish!
To collect and safely dispose of litter from our streets, parks and beaches, recycling as much as possible.
Over the past five years, we have received over 34,000 calls or reports about animals affected by litter. Incidents have involved tin cans, plastic bottles, elastic bands, and many different types of angling litter...
That's an average of 18 incidents a day - and these are only the ones that we hear about! Everyday objects, when discarded, can become lethal to animals and that's why we need you to join us for Keep Britain Tidy this September.
Did you know? Plastic can take up to 500 years to decompose and 75% ends up in a landfill.
Why should you join us to Keep Britain Tidy?
- Litter can seriously harm wildlife. We received 7,410 calls reporting incidents of animals injured as a result of litter in 2018.
- Litter blights our streets, parks and beaches and costs nearly £1 billion a year to clear up.
- Litter attracts litter. Research conducted by Keep Britain Tidy in 2012 showed that people are more likely to litter where litter is present, making the problem a growing issue!
Did you know? By the year 2050, there could be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
Join us and hold your own litter pick or make a pledge
- Register to host a clean-up
- Or, pledge to do your own thing
- Attend your clean-up and separate rubbish for recycling
- Share your pictures on social media at #GBSeptemberClean @keepbritaintidy
You can organise your own litter pick with your social group or simply pledge to pick litter for a certain amount of time in September. The wildlife will thank you for it!
As well as helping the environment and its wildlife...
Those taking part in the Great British Spring Clean report enhanced mental wellbeing afterwards, and say that they feel more connected to their community.
According to the New Economics Foundation; connecting with nature, being active and mindful, as well as proactively learning and giving, all take care of our mental wellbeing.
All photography courtesy of Chris Packham and Keep Britain Tidy.