The Global Fight Against Litter
Parks and green spaces became a lifeline for many of us during the national lockdowns. We walked, jogged, took the kids for a kickabout, some of us dropped litter. However, despite the need for safe, clean local parks, when lockdown eased, they were hard to come by. Councils spent tens of thousands of pounds trying to keep on top of the piles of litter that people left behind every day. However, it was a losing battle.
The good news is, you don’t have to be one of those people who complain about litter but does nothing about it. You can do your bit to clean up your local parks. Here’s how.
There are lots of litterpicks up and down the country, but is there one in your area? If litter is a problem in the area that you live and there isn't already a litterpick to help combat, then why not set up your own, there will be people in your community who are annoyed as you are about the litter problem, why not get them altogether and organise a litterpick?
We all know that litter was a problem before the pandemic. No one imagined that the disposable PPE designed to keep us safe would make it so much worse. How many discarded face masks or pairs of gloves have you seen out on your walks? With billions of face masks and gloves used globally every month and social distancing still needed. PPE litter remains a growing and serious problem.
Spain's capital city is known for its football and beautiful streets, but further to this Madrid have moved forward in leaps and bounds ecologically.
The Coronavirus has had an impact on every single person on the planet in 1 way or another, but how is it affecting littering, one factor is that since everyone is at home the cases of flytipping have risen
Cheltenham is a vibrant regency town with a busy calendar of events and festivals all year round and a population of around 117,000 people. This makes keeping the town tidy a priority, and Cheltenham Borough Council, along with its environmental service provider Ubico, and partners including Gloucestershire Police, the Environment Agency and the DVLA has taken on the fight against problems such as fly-tipping, graffiti, dog fouling, and abandoned vehicles.