Litter campaign urges people to help pick up rubbish - The Leamington Observer

Litter campaign urges people to help pick up rubbish

Leamington Editorial 30th May, 2018   0

A LITTER campaign being trialled in Leamington is encouraging people to help keep the town clean.

Clean Up Britain’s ‘Now or Never’ campaign has provided litter picking equipment to be used by the public in parks.

Leamington is the first town to trial the ‘Two Minute Litter Pick’, inspired by the successful coastal movement ‘Two Minute Beach Clean’ – sees people encouraged to clear up rubbish cluttering Britain’s coastline before it is lapped up by the ocean.

Those wanting to do their bit can take a litter picker and a bag from the board and walk around the park and nearby area to clean up any rubbish.

The bag is then emptied into a public bin and returned along with the litter picker.

The board also encourages people to recycle if possible.

Campaign organisers so far have two boards with one stationed at Pump Room Gardens. The other is yet to be found a home. The boards will be overseen by Warwick District Council rangers.

Clean up Britain spokeswoman Rachel Campbell said: “The idea idea of making a difference by doing a simple ‘Two Minute Litter Pick’ is really catching on.

“Grab a picker and a bag, spend two minutes making a brilliant difference to the area and be proud.”

The project team are planning to move the boards around parks and green spaces to see where they have the most impact.

The Now or Never campaign was recently launched in Leamington on a year-long trial basis.

As well as the boards, the project is encouraging businesses to pledge to reduce their plastic and packaging output and has placed a number of graphic images showing wildlife injured by rubbish items, around town.

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