ABC Nursery kicks off Litter Less

ABC Nursery helps launch Wrigley Litter Less Campaign for 2020

Huge thanks to staff and children at ABC Nursery in Alloa, for helping us launch our Wrigley Litter Less Campaign! 

Litter Less is an annual campaign that is offered alongside Eco-Schools and Young Reporters in 15 countries by member countries of the Foundation for Environmental Education.  The campaign offers funding to schools and nurseries to pay for a litter campaign for their community.  Since 2012, the campaign has given away over £50,000 in grants to schools in Scotland to fund the fight against litter.

Twenty-eight educational establishments in Scotland have received funding for 2020. Previously funded schools have carried out beach cleans, installed new bins and signs, and purchased litter-picking equipment.  

“Communities across Scotland are struggling to stem the tide of litter that is sweeping across the nation. It’s an issue everyone can do something about and we hope that the Wrigley Litter Less campaign gives young people the opportunity to put their ideas into action to take on littering and help us to keep Scotland beautiful.”

Daniel Barrie, Education and Learning Manager, Keep Scotland Beautiful.

With communities Scotland-wide continuing to suffer from increasing amounts of litter, the Wrigley Litter Less campaign hopes to encourage children to help tackle the problem and think about their own littering behaviours.

Young people will carry out four litter picks between January and April and monitor litter levels while leading a campaign to encourage their community to stop dropping rubbish.

We have been running the campaign for six years, and in that time 218 schools have participated. Further details and case studies from previous Litter Less activities can be found at www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/litterless 

04 February 2020

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