How YOU can join the Daily Mail’s campaign to clean up litter from towns, countryside and the coast

Mail Online | 4/23/2019 | Louise Atkinson for the Daily Mail
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Join the growing army of volunteers who will get together this spring with one huge mission in mind — to win the war on plastic.

As Prime Minister Theresa May pledges her support, it’s time for you to sign up and join The Great British Spring Clean, a nationwide plastic pick-up in partnership with the charity Keep Britain Tidy and endorsed by a host of naturalists, including Sir David Attenborough, Chris Packham and Bear Grylls.

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This year’s event will take place between Friday, March 22 and Tuesday, April 23 — and we are asking you to join with friends, family, colleagues, schools and faith groups to tackle the blight and turn the tide on plastic.

Last year’s Great Plastic Pick Up was a great success and a credit to our wonderful band of dedicated readers who made a real difference. More than 20,000 people filled 17,000 wheelie bins with rubbish and picked up two million plastic bottles for recycling over one weekend.

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But there’s more to be done and, this year, we hope to see at least half a million people picking up litter. The scourge of plastic is still infecting our streets, beauty spots and beaches.

For more than ten years, the Mail has campaigned to end the blight of plastic bags clogging the oceans, killing birds, poisoning fish and threatening human health. Today, there’s been an astonishing 85 per cent reduction in the number of plastic bags used.

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And now, the Mail is supporting The Great British Spring Clean, helping communities come together to tackle plastic waste and litter.

Taxpayers spend £800 million every year clearing up after thoughtless litter louts and fly-tippers. So, even if you live miles from the nearest beach, your efforts will be making a major contribution to protecting the world’s oceans from the scourge of plastic trash. It’s estimated that...
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