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P-P-P-Pick up some plastic

Published Tuesday, 08 May 2018

variety of plastics that can be recyled

We are on hand to provide help to local groups keen to take part in a high-profile national anti-litter campaign this weekend.

Recent international and national news has raised awareness of the damage caused to wildlife and the environment by plastics not being disposed of correctly.

Now people all over Britain are lending a hand to address the problem by taking part in a national campaign, The Great Plastic Pick Up.

The campaign is being run from Friday to Sunday this weekend (May 11-13) with the support of Keep Britain Tidy and endorsed by Keep Scotland Beautiful and Zero Waste Scotland.

And the council is also keen to support any local groups who wish to participate in this weekend’s activities.

Alistair McKinnon, the head of the council's Facilities, Waste and Grounds, said: “We can provide groups with litter bags, litter sticks, hi-vis waistcoats and gloves as well as arranging for the uplift of any plastic collected if required. Any groups or individuals who require any assistance in this campaign from the council can contact Grounds Services on 0303 123 1020.”

Please note people will need to return the litter sticks and hi-vis waistcoats after the event so they can be reused for future events as well as for our own employees to be able to carry out their work.

The Great Plastic Pick Up also coincides with Keep Scotland Beautiful’s ongoing Clean Up Scotland campaign to build community pride and make Scotland the cleanest country in Europe

Anyone who wishes to take part in The Great Plastic Pick Up should register their interest at greatplasticpickup.org, while the campaign can also be contacted by email on greatplasticpickup@keepbritaintidy.org for more information.