"GREEN CLEAN" & LITTER
Shropshire gets a ‘Green Clean’
Taking part in CPRE's national "Green Clean" campaign this autumn, CPRE Shropshire is organising a ‘Green Clean’ in Telford & Wrekin and is encouraging everyone in the local area to get involved.
Local volunteers will be meeting at the Dark Lane car park in Telford on 22nd September 2018 at 10:30am, setting off at 10:45am.
Pickers, bags and high-viz jackets provided and free parking permits will be given out on the morning.
Connor Furnival, volunteer at CPRE Shropshire, said:
“As part of CPRE’s Green Clean we will be holding a variety of litter picks across Shropshire to help collect data for this nationwide campaign, as well as cleaning Shropshire’s beautiful countryside at the same time. Although there is so much good work going on locally by so many organisations in Shropshire it cost the taxpayer £238,087 over 12 months between 2016/17. This equates to 4,514 fly-tips reported and removed in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin over that period, we want to see these figures significantly reduced but we need your support.”
As well as collecting litter, CPRE and its team of Green Cleaners will record the quantity and type of litter they find. CPRE hopes the information recorded will inform the development of innovative solutions to England’s litter problem through increasing recycling and changing behaviours to reduce litter levels further.
Further information about CPRE Shropshire's "Green Clean" and the nationwide campaign can be found here or go to the CPRE national website here: www.cpre.org.uk/greenclean
Shropshire, along with many English counties is losing the fight against litter and dog fouling.
Councils in Britain are having to spend almost £1 billion a year on cleaning up because legislation is not working - or enforced - and because they and their paid agents fail to take these antisocial crimes seriously.
In 2016, CPRE Shropshire challenged Shropshire Council to put real backbone into legislation by sharing our pioneering Model Action Plan (click here to download pdf), starting in Church Stretton in the south of the County.
All dog owners in Church Stretton were asked to sign the Dog Walkers' Pledge (click here to download the pdf).
Harper Adams university created n educational and entertaining video for CPRE Shropshire to see it click here
CPRE nationally also campaigns against litter and more recently- use of plastics - http://www.cpre.org.uk/resources/energy-and-waste/litter-and-fly-tipping/item/4856-cpre-response-to-plastic-call-for-evidence