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Tackle litter from Source 2 Sea for Spring Clean 2019

It’s estimated that up to 12.7 million tonnes of plastic gets into the sea each and every year – that's a truck full of litter a minute. It's killing wildlife, threatening ecosystems and habitats, and is extremely difficult and expensive to clean up.  

From 4-10 May, you can join our Spring Clean by registering an event on your local river or canal, helping us prevent litter getting into our seas.

Join our Source 2 Sea Clean Ups along the Union and Forth & Clyde Canal 

On the 6 May we will be partnering with Scottish Canals and will work out way across, from Edinburgh, to Bowling beach on the Clyde and tackle litter along the Canal paths. We will have 6 events that you can come along and see Hubbub's Poly-Roger - their plastic fishing boat made from 99% recycled materials.

 

Support Upstream Battle

Stopping litter from souce to sea requires a change in our consumption habits and ensuring we are discarding our rubbish appropriately. Sometimes, though, litter can be washed downstream, blown into gutters or carelessly discarded.

From 4-10 May, we need your help to keep litter out of our rivers and canals to prevent it going out to sea. Organise a Clean Up today or join one local to you.

Use SCRAPbook's interactive map

Launched in April 2018, SCRAPbook – Scottish Coastal Rubbish Aerial Photography is an innovative project, using aerial photographs taken from light aircraft, to create a map showing coastal litter and pollution hotspots around the coast of mainland Scotland.

The easy-to-use SCRAPbook map displays the worst affected areas we’ve photographed . The aim of the map is to encourage targeted beach cleaning efforts to the most polluted areas or to areas of coastline that are rarely, or never, cleaned.

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