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LITTER PICK: Great British Spring Clean attracts a grand effort in Hemel Hempstead

 Published on: 2nd June 2023   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

More than 1,000 people took part in the 2023 Great British Spring Clean in Dacorum, with volunteers helping to clear more than 600 bags of litter in the last two months.

The event saw 1,127 volunteers get involved and almost half of the collection was recyclable. A large number of fly-tipping incidents around local streets and parks were reported and cleared.

A spokesperson from Dacorum Borough Council said: “This year, Keep Britain Tidy, which runs the national Great British Spring Clean campaign, emphasised the positive impact that collecting just one bag of litter can have on our environment by encouraging everyone to take on the Big Bag Challenge. Every bag of litter collected makes a huge difference not only to our communities but to wildlife.

“The most common types of litter collected were bottles and cans, crisp packets, cigarette butts and facemasks. Preventing litter starts with making sure rubbish is always placed in a street bin. However, if there are no street bins nearby or the bins are full, rubbish should be taken home where it can be disposed of or recycled properly.”

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