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Bringing the litter conversation to you

We have a litter emergency.  And 90% of people agree that litter is a problem across Scotland – the highest figure in three years.

But 85% of people agree that they want to see more efforts to prevent litter in their area.

With these stats in mind, we’re looking forward to hosting the second in a series of online national conversations.

The free online event will focus on tackling litter on Tuesday 23 January from 13:00 – 14:00. 

We’re excited to announce the event will include a key note address from broadcaster Sean Batty, renowned weather man and host of Sean’s Scotland, which the work of our team and some dedicated volunteers featured on earlier this year.

Confirmed panellists joining us for the event include environmental ambassador Mike Scotland, and Decathlon Store Manager Ryan Wood, Director of Low Impact Living (LIL) Louise Hastie and Laura Young - environmental campaigner and ethical influencer.

They will cover why tackling litter is so important to them and share their passion for raising awareness and inspiring behaviour change.

We will also share other key statistics from our recent surveys at the event.

Barry Fisher, our CEO, who will chair the session, said: “We’re very much looking forward to hearing about the inspiring action being taken across Scotland by volunteers, communities, businesses and others.  We know that people want to see more action taken to address the litter emergency in their communities and our speakers represent a range of those taking action.

“The event should provide a catalyst for further discussion, collaboration and action, as we enter 2024.”

There is still time to register for your free place at the online session on Eventbrite.

Our first national conversation took place during Scotland’s Climate Week and focused on Climate Action in Sport.  You can watch the recording on our website.

* All statistics taken from polling by The Diffley Partnership on behalf of Keep Scotland Beautiful in July 2023.

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21 December 2023

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