Rubbish Roundup 9th April

Rubbish Roundup 9th April

Rubbish Roundup 9th April


Seven youth hostels in the Lake District will be carrying out a huge clean up to celebrate World Earth Day on 22nd April and they’re encouraging everyone to get involved. As well as a litter pick, each hostel will be hosting family-friendly activities and free candlelit music sessions to bring people together and have fun.

The litter picks and music sessions mark the launch of the Green Initiative of YHA in England and Wales, which has involved removing plastic straws, installing energy meters, and monitoring rubbish at each of its 160 youth hostels.

To find out more and take part in the World Earth Day YHA litter picks in the Lake District visit

Pokémon Go players are also being challenged to celebrate World Earth Day by picking up litter. The company who made the game, Niantic, has joined forces with a conservation group called Mission Blue to encourage players to attend local clean-up events by providing in-game incentives.

Four events are taking place in the UK, in Great Yarmouth, Southend-on-Sea, Brighton, and Worthing, and there are 37 planned events across the globe.

Players aged 13 or over can register for the event and they get in-game bonuses if the clean-up meets its target.

A man has found litter dating back to the 1970s on his local beach. The man said he saw thousands of plastic bottles along a few hundred yards of beach at Barry Buddon in Scotland. One of the bottles had a ‘save 6d’ offer on the label, which means that the bottle must have been discarded earlier than 1971 when decimalisation was introduced. The man added that it was shocking to think that something we discard today could still be in our waters 50 years later.

Burnham parish council has challenged residents to help make the village litter free in just 2 hours. They’re calling the event The Great Burnham Sack Race, and it’s set to take place on Saturday 28th April. Clean up equipment will be provided by the council and everyone who takes part will be given free refreshments.

You can sign up for the event, online at or by calling 01628 661381.