Saturday, 14 May 2016

Next litter pick

Hello everyone

Our next litter pick will be on Monday 16th May, meeting at 2pm at the main Tesco Car Park. I hope this lovely weather stays fine for our litter pick.

I've also attached a message below about a petition about littering, the damage it can do to animals and what we would like the Government to do to help – please take a look.

Have a lovely weekend and see you soon,

Janet

 

Janet Chisholm B.E.M.

Chair – Middlewich Clean Team

 

Littering is a big problem in the UK today. It damages ecosystems and results in thousands of animals being hurt and killed every year.

The RSPCA has dealt with many litter-related calls including a fox cub with its head stuck in a wheel hub, a badger cub with a plastic can holder embedded in its neck, and a cat that lacerated its paw on some broken glass. Cigarette butts have been found in the stomachs of many fish and birds. These are just some examples รข€" the RSPCA receives over 7,000 litter-related calls per year.

Take action and sign Jennifer's petition now!

The UK is a litter-ridden country compared to most of Europe. And it is getting worse. Litter costs the taxpayer £850,000,000 a year to clear up. Change is needed.

Care2 petition author Jennifer is demanding that the Government:

  • Invest more in behaviour change campaigns to prevent littering
  • Increase fines for littering
  • Require businesses to keep the perimeters of their premises free from litter
  • Allocate a portion of tobacco levies to help pay for the cost of street cleaning

Sign now to tell DEFRA, the Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to create a national litter strategy for the UK, with a clear framework for action.

 

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