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Keep Scotland Beautiful has created ten litter picking hubs

News story posted: 17/09/2020

picking up litterKeep Scotland Beautiful has (KSB) created ten litter picking hubs across Scotland to provide free litter picking equipment to support communities to tackle local litter issues.


Since lockdown restrictions have begun to ease, litter has become a more noticeable problem across Scotland. KSB research shows that 30% of people think that litter has got worse in their local area during lockdown. These kits will allow local people concerned by the issue in their area to tackle the problem.


Campaign Officer Heather McLaughlin commented: “During lockdown, many of us spent time enjoying our local parks and green spaces. Lockdown showed us how important these areas are to our health and well-being. Unfortunately, a minority of people have behaved in an irresponsible and selfish manner, dropping their rubbish, leaving it for others to clean up and spoiling our beautiful country. These kits will help people to tackle litter in the areas they care about.


“We encourage anyone who lives near one of these kits to make use of it, particularly between 11 and 27 September, when we are supporting the Great British September Clean following the postponement of our Spring Clean campaign earlier this year due to the pandemic.”


Community Councils can find details on where these hubs are by visiting the Keep Scotland Beautiful website.

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