The annual Great British Spring Clean is upon us once again. This event, organised by the environmental group Keep Britain Tidy, aims to cut litter, end waste, and to improve public spaces by getting half a million people out and about to help make their local communities litter free.
Keep Britain Tidy, with the support of the UK Government, have been working to clean up Britain for nearly 60 years. For them, the GBSC is more than simply getting people to pick up litter: it’s about creating permanent changes in behaviour by spotlighting problems and offering creative solutions. It’s about highlighting that huge collective strides are made up out of small, individual steps. This can be everything from recycling plastic bottles rather than throwing them away, to reducing food waste by only buying what you need. It shows that by working together we can create places in which to live and work, in which we can prosper and feel proud.
— Ross Thomson MP (@RossThomson_MP) February 4, 2018
You can take part by litter picking on your own, joining one of the hundreds of events ready planned across the country, or organising your own tidy-up.