Local organisations partner to prevent 100kg of litter ending up in our seas

With our Source to Sea Week of Action approaching next month, we've had two great events recently where we've joined with local organisations and corporate partners to tackle litter in our neighbourhoods.

At an event at Bellahouston on Friday, 25 August and a litter pick along the River Forth near the #TeamKSBScot hub on Tuesday, 29 August, we’ve been joined by SEPA’s legal team and other corporate partners to get outdoors into the local community to remove litter that could potentially be blown away and end up in the sea.

Across the two events a total of 45 people took part and collectively gathered more than 100kg of litter.

Heather McLaughlin, our Campaigns Coordinator, said: "Scotland is facing a litter emergency and that includes our seas. No organisation or individual can tackle this problem in isolation, so it’s vital that we all take responsibility and help tackle this locally.

"#Source2Sea Week is a great opportunity to get involved and take collective action to tackle marine litter at source with likeminded people who care about our environment. No action is too small and every piece of litter picked is one less piece that could have ended up in our seas.

"I’d like to urge everyone to get involved and help make the places we care about cleaner and safer."

If your organisation is interested in joining us as part of our #Source2Sea week of action, we have events in September in both Edinburgh and Glasgow you can sign up to.

And if you’re not able to make one of these events, there are plenty of other opportunities for you to help us tackle marine litter at source. Visit our Clean Up Scotland map to find an event nearer to you or check out how we can directly support your organisation with a bespoke event.

#Source2Sea Week takes place between 8-15 September. We're encouraging everyone to take action along a waterway near them to prevent litter ending up in the sea. Visit Source to Sea Week | Upstream Battle (keepscotlandbeautiful.org) for more information.

30 August 2023

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