From a group of three friends, The Ross Community Litter Clean-up Crew (RCLCUC) has blossomed into a fully-fledged clean-up operation that has collected a ton of litter from the streets and pathways of Ross-on-Wye.
The UK's Litter Army
A group of runners who have made it their mission to beat plastic pollution have spent six days running along the River Thames picking up litter. The group managed to collect more than 2500 pieces of litter and ran 189 miles in total.
Church-goers have held ‘litter pilgrimages’ this Spring, picking up litter to make a difference in their communities.
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 Friends of Dumbarton Foreshore was started by Zoe Weir and her family because they were appaled by the amount of litter on the beach. Since she launched the group it gained the support of volunteers from Plastic Free West Dunbartonshire and now they meet up once a week to carry out a beach clean up.
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.
A new Facebook group set up in Spalding is to help fight the problem of fly-tipping in the local area, so far to date over 700 people have joined the group. The pages owner, Mark hopes to have groups set up to cover Lincolnshire and to recruit so many volunteers that it acts as a deterrent