A seven-year-old schoolboy has made it his mission to clean up Kings Langley and other local areas by creating his own litter club.
Quinlan who goes to St Paul’s Primary School in Chipperfield started the club because he was saddened by the amount of litter he saw on the playground.
The litter team, which consists of Quinlan’s sister, Lucia and best friends James and Ellie, started by picking up food packets at lunchtime and after school.
They now pick up litter whenever they can. They recently filled a shopping bag full of rubbish that was scattered on Chipperfield Common.
Quinlan loves animals and wants to help the environment by doing his good deed.
He said: “I don’t want there to be more bottle lids than fish and more bottles than shells in the sea.”
Sacha, Quinlan’s mum, is incredibly proud of her son who now gets the family out every weekend to pick up rubbish around the area.
She said: “I am so proud of him. He is doing this all off his own back. He is very concerned about the damaging effect it has on the environment as he cares a lot about wildlife and animals.
“He has always been interested in finding out facts about everything which is why he knows what litter can do to the world.
“He gets us (the family) out on weekends to go around the village and pick up litter. Every time, we come back with a sack full weighing two or three kilos.”
A family walk around Common Wood turned into an hour and half walk litter picking. Quinlan and Lucia took a pair of long tongs and went around and picked every piece of rubbish they saw.
The bag was filled with general rubbish, mainly plastic, 13 dog poo bags, bottles and cans.
Quinlan is focussed on cleaning the local area and has made a poster to make everyone aware of its impact.