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Ferry Operators support Roadside Litter Campaign

Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) and Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) have publicly backed our Roadside Litter Campaign, urging road users to take responsibility for their litter.

In conjunction with material already present on some of Scotland’s key routes, campaign posters will be displayed at ports across Scotland, encouraging ferry-goers to ensure they take all litter home with them and dispose of rubbish sensibly.

This support, encouraging those that use the nation’s ferries to “give their litter a lift” is crucial given that 80% of marine litter comes from land-bases sources. We believe that increased visual reminders at entrances to ports across the country will engage people in the issues, and lead to a reduced amount of littering at these locations.

Richie Morgan, Health, Safety and Environment Manager at CMAL showed support for the campaign stating that “our ports and harbours are the gateway to many of Scotland’s most attractive beauty spots and we encourage people travelling around Scotland to take their litter home with them”.

We welcome this support from CalMac and CMAL going forward as we continue to campaign to #giveyourlitteralift, especially as 88% of Scottish adults think roadside litter creates a negative impression of our country.

Klare Chamberlain, Environmental Manager with CalMac Ferries Limited said: "CalMac are delighted to support Keep Scotland Beautiful in tackling the major problem of littering in Scotland.  As an organisation, we are extremely concerned about Marine Litter which is blighting our beautiful beaches and endangering the health of our marine wildlife.  We hope that by supporting this campaign we can encourage our passengers and harbour users to enjoy the Scottish countryside in a responsible manner."

Want to help keep our roads free from litter? Find out more about how you can get involved and spread the word.

29 August 2017

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