Keep Britain Tidy is encouraging us all to pledge to pick up one big bag of litter as part of the Great British Spring Clean 2022.
Keep Britain Tidy
This year’s mass campaign, from 25 March to 10 April, calls on families, neighbours, friends and colleagues to join forces and pledge to pick a bag of litter from nearby streets, beauty spots and beaches in order to protect our vibrant communities and precious wildlife habitats.
As well as polluting our streets, parks and beaches, litter harms wildlife, domestic pets and cattle, it also costs Epping Forest District Council a staggering £1.7 million a year to clean up.
Litter picking brings together individuals, community organisations, businesses and councils to make a difference to the environment on their doorsteps – and the charity is keen to stress litter picking can be accessible to everybody with the right resources.
Feedback shows a significant increase in the number of people litter picking in the great outdoors to help their mental wellbeing, following the additional pressures triggered by the pandemic.
Pledge to get involved today and see how you can engage family, groups and communities.
Look out for hashtags #GBSpringClean and #BigBagChallenge on social media.
Litter picking awards
Picking up more than one bag’s worth of litter could get you an award.
EFDC wants to recognise the hard work the community puts in to keep our district tidy by awarding pickers with an Epping Forest Keep Britain Tidy Award.
Awards are given based on the number of bags of litter collected between 25 March and 10 April 2022.
- 10 bags = bronze award
- 20 bags = silver award
- 30 bags = gold award
To register and collect a litter pick pack, email Wastemanagement@eppingforestdc.gov.uk
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