Would you stop gossiping about your neighbours if you thought you’d be fined and forced to pick up litter if you got caught? That’s the fate of people in a town in the Philippines who get caught spreading rumours.
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50 volunteers turned out to clear up some local woods as part of a clean up event organised by the town’s environmental charity, Green Hive, following an online complaint from a dog walker about the amount of litter at the beauty spot.
Alderley Edge in Cheshire has gained a reputation as a footballers’ playground, but it’s also home to a group of residents who work hard to keep it green and clean.
Clean Our Patch was started in 2018 by El Clarke and Ash Samuels, and the group has held around 80 litter picks across Plymouth. They’ve already cleaned up a whopping 6.5 tonnes of rubbish so far this year, and they show no signs of stopping!
The Aberdeenshire Litter Initiave in Inverurie has been running for the past 5 years with over 500 registered volunteers, these volunteers choose a street in which to keep clean with them having complete control over how much time and effort they put in.
If a Newcastle school has its way it will hand out community service style punishments like litter picking to those students who consistently fail to turn up for detention. The headteacher said that a consultation has been opened so parents, pupils and staff can voice their opinion on this proposal
All types of litter pickers aer heroes, but do we forget about the ones that go the extra mile and rarely get the attention they deserve, for example Fathoms Free are a volunteer group in Cornwall to help with the clean up at Port Gaverne, but not on the surface, they are doing an underwater beach clean. Students at Plymouth University have received the backing from Great Western Railway with their efforts up cleaning up their area.
The Great British Spring Clean was started in 2015 to help clean up litter in their areas, 2 years later they have over 250,000 people get involved to clean up their areas. The residents of Sheffield are signing up in their hundreds to help with the pick and go out in all weather to clean up their area, these are the real heroes.
We associate the word advent with every morning opening a door on a calendar all the way up to christmas day, but this couple in Wales decided to take a different approach, instead of opening a calendar door they decided to do a litter pick on the beaches and paths each day up to christmas.