Getting ready for annual Spring Clean to help tackle litter emergency

People in Angus are being urged to play their part in and join in this year’s Keep Scotland Beautiful Spring Clean to help tackle the country’s litter emergency.

Mark Dowie
Friday, 20th January 2023, 12:04pm
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The Scottish Litter Survey, published in December last year by the environmental charity, highlighted the negative impact litter is continuing to have across the nation. Litter remains a significant issue of public concern with 67% believing that it is a problem in their local area, while 87% that it is an issue across Scotland.

And as one of the environmental charity’s Clean Up Hubs, local community group East Haven Together is readying itself for the event, which will start on March 17 and run until April 17.

Organiser Wendy Murray said: “We always look forward to Keep Scotland Beautiful’s annual Spring Clean and this year is no different.

“By taking pride in our own communities, the smallest efforts can make a big difference.

“Not only does getting outdoors and picking up litter benefit everyone in the area, it can also be a huge boost for our mental health and encourages social interaction.

“After the past two years we can’t wait to get out to take part once again and make our community a cleaner, greener and better place to live.”

For those frustrated about the volume of litter in their area or at Scotland’s many beauty spots, the Spring Clean is a perfect opportunity to make a difference and the charity is calling on communities, schools, businesses and other organisations to play their part.

Barry Fisher, CEO, said: “It is clear from our research that litter and the ongoing decline in local environmental quality across Scotland is a matter of significant public concern,

“There can be no debate that the litter emergency is here. The time to tackle it is now.

“We have such a strong network of groups across the country that play their part in helping us clean up Scotland but we can all do more to play our part.

“Spring Clean is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to make an impact. Every action, however small, makes a difference. We would love as many people as possible to take part and help us achieve our vision of a clean, green and sustainable Scotland.”

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