We’ve been taking part in Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean campaign for several years now, since pre COVID days! It’s our way of doing our bit to keep our local streets and parks tidy. So, if you’re like us and hate seeing your local area littered with rubbish, read on to discover more about Keep Britain Tidy’s wonderful initiative and to see how you can also get involved…
…but first, some not-so-fun facts! The amount of litter dropped each year in the UK has increased by 500% since the 60s and costs almost £1 billion a year nationally to clean up. That amount of rubbish equates to filling Wembley Stadium not once, not even twice, but four times. Dropping litter is an expensive habit and it’s about time we cleaned up our act!
What is the Great British Spring Clean?
The Great British Spring Clean is a campaign by the charity Keep Britain Tidy, in a bid to rally communities from all over the country to get involved to pick up litter off your local streets.
The UK’s largest mass-action environmental campaign, the Great British Spring Clean is back for its’ eight year and we love taking part in such a fantastic cause.
At Martha Brook, with our litter pickers at the ready and our gloves on, we spend the afternoon walking around Brentford and Kew near our office to see who can fill up the most bin liners with litter. A team building exercise and doing something our community? Sign us up!
When is the Great British Spring Clean?
The Great British Spring Clean takes place from 17th March – 2nd April, so you can pledge to pick up a bag of litter (or more!) from today! With flowers starting to bloom, it makes a great way to clean up our local area in time for Spring so the community, and wildlife too, can enjoy all mother nature has to offer.
How can I get involved?
It’s simple, you just have to pledge a bag of litter! There’s no limit, you can pledge just the one, you can pledge 10 or you can rally up a group of friends and family and pledge even more! It’s biggest year yet, over 250,000 bags of rubbish have been committed by people who are volunteering to litter pick. Whether as an individual or a school, you can pledge how many bags of litter you want to commit here!
Sound good? We think so! We hope this has inspired you to give a little something back to your local community and to keep our streets clean. With our litter pickers at the ready, you can head over to @marthabrookldn where we’ll keep you updated with how our team get on. Let us know in the comments if you plan on taking part too!
P.S. At Martha Brook, we’re committed to caring for our planet. From litter picking to recyclable packaging, you can read more here about how we uphold our ‘Love Our Planet’ ethos.