Clean Up Scotland spring clean, April-May 2019

23 April 2019

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Littering, including dog fouling and fly-tipping, continues to be a serious problem in Scotland with current levels being the worst in a decade.

The charity Keep Scotland Beautiful is running its annual campaign in April and May which aims to encourage businesses, communities, schools and other organisations to organise and take part in ‘Clean Up’ events to remove litter from the local environment.

Last year there were over 400 events across Scotland, and 30,000 people took part.

The ‘Clean Up Scotland’ map allows groups or individuals to find events near them, and get involved this year.

Keep Scotland Beautiful also aims to increase awareness and understanding of litter prevention by caring for an area after it has been cleaned and has developed a ‘Litter Pick Plus’ toolkit to assist people to get more out of their participation in the clean ups. 

More information can be found on the Keep Scotland Beautiful website.

Source: Keep Scotland Beautiful, April 2019