Great British Spring Clean

Pauline Latham OBE MP is pleased to support the ‘Great British Spring Clean.’

The Great British Spring Clean is a successful nationwide campaign which promotes keeping our communities tidy and recycling. Last year 370,000 got involved to collect litter at 13,500 events across the UK.

The campaign calls on people to improve the environment on their doorstep. This year the aim is to inspire around half a million people to join forces with community organisations, businesses and the government - to collect and safely dispose of single-use plastic from our streets, parks and beaches, recycling as much as possible.

We are now producing nearly 300 million tons of plastic every year, half of which is for single use. We desperately need to reduce this number to help protect the environment for the future.  The Government have taken steps to begin to tackle this including banning plastic straws and cotton buds.

The ‘Great British Spring Clean’ officially launches this weekend.  From Saturday 26 January. You can sign up and get involved in the 2019 campaign. More details can be found at: http://www.keepbritaintidy.org/user/register?c=great_british_spring_clean

Pauline said, “We are a nation of litterbugs! Unfortunately, we often see crisp packets, water bottles, sweet wrappers and beer cans, strewn across our pavements.  This is not good enough and we all have a social responsibility to help reduce the litter which clutters our streets. 

It is also important to raise awareness of the damage that single use plastics can cause to our environment.  I continue to campaign for the reduced use of such products.  It is our responsibility to future generations to preserve our environment.

I would encourage my constituents to get involved in the Great British Spring Clean to help clean up our communities.”