We love seeing more people spending time outdoors. Sadly, this also means more litter and despite our best efforts, we can’t keep up with how quickly the bins fill with things that easily could be taken home.
People are often astonished to discover that not one piece of litter, not one tin or bottle, is recycled from any of our sites. Everything goes either to landfill or for incineration.
The good news is that there are two very simple things you, your families, friends, and schools can do to help:
- Take all recyclables home and recycle them in your kerb-side collection.
- Spread the word! Tell friends and family; see if your school would be willing to highlight this in their newsletter or perhaps even have a session investigating the journey school rubbish takes, as a way to link citizenship, geography, outdoor and classroom learning.
All of us, including our young people, care about their planet and their future. Everyone wants to help. What a difference we could make if everyone realised just how important it is to take our rubbish home.
Please help us make our green spaces SLOWER (Sustainable, Local, Organic, Work together, Environmental, Respectful)