Lidl Week of Action wraps up #SpringCleanScotland 2024

This week, 21 April to 24 April, we hosted four litter picks at Lidl stores in Pollokshaws, Tollcross, Partick and on Duke Street as part of #SpringCleanScotland 2024.

Across the four events, 66 bags of litter were collected.

Following the recent installation of Lidl’s Glasgow Return Scheme, PET plastic bottles and aluminium cans collected were separated to be recycled and 5p from each item was donated to STV’s Children’s Appeal. In total more than 1,100 items were counted.

Barry Fisher, our Chief Executive, said: “Once again we have had a brilliant response to our Spring Clean challenge and this week of action was a wonderful way to round it off.

“Scotland has a litter emergency and 90% of people agree litter is a problem across the country. We need everyone to play their part and the enthusiasm and dedication shown by everyone who has joined this week of action shows just how much people in Scotland care.

“The added bonus of this week of action is that the correct recycling of plastic bottles and cans means that an excellent donation is going to a wonderful charity in the STV Children’s Appeal.

“I’d like to sincerely thank Lidl for their support and to everyone who has taken part in this week, and across the entirety of #SpringCleanScotland 2024, for helping to keep Scotland beautiful.”

Councillor Ruairi Kelly, Glasgow’s Convener for Neighbourhood Services and Assets, said: “It’s great to see city residents and businesses working together with Keep Scotland Beautiful and the council to help tackle litter in our communities at events like these. I hope all the volunteers downloaded the free LitterLotto app and entered Glasgow City Council’s monthly prize draw which rewards and incentivises people to help keep the city clean. There’s a £100 monthly local prize up for grabs!

“Litter is an eyesore which blights communities and poses a risk to wildlife, our rivers and the marine environment. If everyone binned their litter responsibly, the time, money and energy spent clearing it up could be put to much better use.

“I’d like to thank the volunteers who took part in the Glasgow events, for taking pride in their neighbourhoods and proactively working in partnership with Keep Scotland Beautiful, the city council and Lidl to protect the environment and enhance the appearance of their local area.”

Spring Clean Scotland is our annual challenge to tackle Scotland’s litter emergency, and follows the publication of the Scottish Litter Survey which found that seven in 10 people believe litter is a problem locally and 85% of people want to see more efforts to prevent litter in their area.

24 April 2024


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