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Wido gets out and about in Angus

Angus Council takes Wido on tour to raise awareness of roadside litter

Wido the crisp packet has had a busy month in Angus, heading out and about to raise awareness of the litter on our roads.

Angus Council was the first to support our roadside litter campaign with a focus on the A90. This has now been expanded to the Abbeygate shopping centre and Stracathro services with new installations and activities. 

The former are carrying campaign materials on their premises to help spread the campaign message to Give your litter a lift, take it home.

In addition, Abbeygate hosted Wido the crisp packet for a whole week, where he chatted to folk and raised awareness of the plight and blight of litter on our roads.

He then made an appearance at the Forfar Gala day, taking part in the parade and sticking around afterwards to do some more campaigning.

Dozens of people spoken to were appalled to learn that 50 tonnes of litter are dumped on our roadsides each month. Some had their photo taken with Wido and Fizz to show their support.

Wido was joined by members of the Angus Council Waste team who are leading on the campaign in the area, and were conducting surveys to help us understand people's attitudes to littering across the country.

The survey is ongoing and results will be published separately. If you would like to help us gather responses from across the board, please take the survey and share it.

31 May 2017

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