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  • Found this role of dog poo bags on the floor on my way to work this morning, obviously I couldn’t leave them there and bonus is they’re useful to me! .

I find individual dog poo bags in the ground all the time. I get it though, it’s so easy to pull more than one out of your pocket at a time and when it’s dark it’s easy to miss that you’ve dropped one! I reckon I add two or three a week to my pocket which means we have to buy them infrequently! 😂 .

Anything you regularly find whilst walking or litter picking that’s actually useful to you? 😂😍 .

#dogwalking #litter #litterpicking #leavenotrace #sustainable #sustainableliving #nature #saynotoplastic #keepbritaintidy #plasticpollutes
  • Found this role of dog poo bags on the floor on my way to work this morning, obviously I couldn’t leave them there and bonus is they’re useful to me! .

    I find individual dog poo bags in the ground all the time. I get it though, it’s so easy to pull more than one out of your pocket at a time and when it’s dark it’s easy to miss that you’ve dropped one! I reckon I add two or three a week to my pocket which means we have to buy them infrequently! 😂 .

    Anything you regularly find whilst walking or litter picking that’s actually useful to you? 😂😍 .

    #dogwalking #litter #litterpicking #leavenotrace #sustainable #sustainableliving #nature #saynotoplastic #keepbritaintidy #plasticpollutes

  •  39  10  20 January, 2020
  • It’s the real thing - cluttering our hedgerows.
  • It’s the real thing - cluttering our hedgerows.

  •  33  1  20 January, 2020
  • Decoding the symbols♻️. In the UK there are a range of recycling symbols on packaging, but do you understand what they all mean? I certainly didn't up until quite recently!
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Many companies claim to be eco friendly by just using the bottom left circle (see first image) on their packaging. This symbol does NOT mean the packaging is recyclable though . It's great to see companies trying to offset their carbon footprint in other ways,  but don't be confused by this logo.
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Recycling should be our very last resort. But it's inevitable for most of us that some items will have to be purchased in plastic packaging. If this is the case look out for plastic resin codes 1, 2 & 5 as these are the easiest to recycle (swipe left).
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Most COMPOSTABLE packaging cannot be placed in your recycling bins. It breaks down into a natural or organic state when placed in a 'composting environment' only. Which is geat if you make your own compost or can take it somewhere local. But please don't place this in your recycling bins.
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[LAs = Local Authorities]
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I hope you find this useful 👍🏼
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#imperfectlysustainable
#journeytozerowaste
  • Decoding the symbols♻️. In the UK there are a range of recycling symbols on packaging, but do you understand what they all mean? I certainly didn't up until quite recently!
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    Many companies claim to be eco friendly by just using the bottom left circle (see first image) on their packaging. This symbol does NOT mean the packaging is recyclable though . It's great to see companies trying to offset their carbon footprint in other ways, but don't be confused by this logo.
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    Recycling should be our very last resort. But it's inevitable for most of us that some items will have to be purchased in plastic packaging. If this is the case look out for plastic resin codes 1, 2 & 5 as these are the easiest to recycle (swipe left).
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    Most COMPOSTABLE packaging cannot be placed in your recycling bins. It breaks down into a natural or organic state when placed in a 'composting environment' only. Which is geat if you make your own compost or can take it somewhere local. But please don't place this in your recycling bins.
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    [LAs = Local Authorities]
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    I hope you find this useful 👍🏼
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    #imperfectlysustainable
    #journeytozerowaste

  •  70  8  20 January, 2020
  • What's the 'loodown' on period plastic?
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Today is a DAY OF ACTION to support the wonderful @elladaish campaign to #EndPeriodPlastic
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It's estimated that 2.5 million tampons, 1.4 million pads and 700,000 panty liners are wrongly flushed down UK toilets EACH DAY!
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Adding up to a massive 2 billion every year.
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Once they have entered the sewerage system if they are not intercepted at the water treatment works they end up in rivers, flow out to sea and wash up on beaches.
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Period plastic is the 5th most common type of plastic found on the beach.  The plastic will then break up in to smaller pieces known as microplastic which ends up entering the food chain as they are ingested by sea life.
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I'm taking action today because period plastic is unnecessary and needs to be stopped at source by manufacturers.  It's time for change to happen. www.change.com/plasticfreeperiods #EndPeriodPlastic
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[words from @elladaish website. Image is of Treen sat on the loo holding a sign that says 'I say no to period plastic]
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#2MinuteBeachClean #SurfersAgainstSewage #KeepBritainTidy #BeTheChange #OceanActivist #GenerationSea #PlasticPollutes
  • What's the 'loodown' on period plastic?
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    Today is a DAY OF ACTION to support the wonderful @elladaish campaign to #EndPeriodPlastic
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    It's estimated that 2.5 million tampons, 1.4 million pads and 700,000 panty liners are wrongly flushed down UK toilets EACH DAY!
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    Adding up to a massive 2 billion every year.
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    Once they have entered the sewerage system if they are not intercepted at the water treatment works they end up in rivers, flow out to sea and wash up on beaches.
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    Period plastic is the 5th most common type of plastic found on the beach. The plastic will then break up in to smaller pieces known as microplastic which ends up entering the food chain as they are ingested by sea life.
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    I'm taking action today because period plastic is unnecessary and needs to be stopped at source by manufacturers. It's time for change to happen. www.change.com/plasticfreeperiods #EndPeriodPlastic
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    [words from @elladaish website. Image is of Treen sat on the loo holding a sign that says 'I say no to period plastic]
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    #2MinuteBeachClean #SurfersAgainstSewage #KeepBritainTidy #BeTheChange #OceanActivist #GenerationSea #PlasticPollutes

  •  92  13  20 January, 2020
  • That's 30 bags full of rubbish from the grass verges out of Ruston Parva. We are looking at a distance of 0.7miles. The rubbish was mainly bottles and cans that have been thrown from windows. Do me a favour guys, #keepbritaintidy #litterpicking  #rubbish #takeyourcraphome
  • That's 30 bags full of rubbish from the grass verges out of Ruston Parva. We are looking at a distance of 0.7miles. The rubbish was mainly bottles and cans that have been thrown from windows. Do me a favour guys, #keepbritaintidy #litterpicking #rubbish #takeyourcraphome

  •  10  0  20 January, 2020
  • WAS SO EXCITED WHEN THIS LITTLE BEAUTY ARRIVED... OR SHOULD I SAY "LITTER BEAUTY"

A MASSIVE thank you to The Helping Hand Company for sending me the Ranger Max... it is INCREDIBLE!!! 😍

I have had my eyes on this litter picker for some time now, especially as it appears to be incredibly robust and somewhat impossible to break! So many of our litter pickers break beyond repair - either the strings snap or the mechanical mechanism fails... a have a whole pile in my garage 😔

Therefore if you want a litter picker that lasts, is strong, comfortable and has a good reach then this is definitely the one...it's also very light!!! Would love to see more people buying their own litter pickers and getting outside in the fresh air! 😀

I do 10 minute tidys and its like a mini HIIT session...! At the end I feel double the amount of satisfaction! 
THANK YOU AGAIN THE HELPING HAND COMPANY 
SHOP THE RANGE HERE 🛒⬇ https://www.hhenvironmental.co.uk/product-range/litterpickers/

#helpinghandcompany
#litterpicker
#litterheroes 
#keepbritaintidy
#litterpick
#cleanitup
#pickitup 
#gifted
#freebie
#environment
#health
#wellbeing
#greatoutdoors
#fitness
#socialimpact
#norwich
#norfolk
  • WAS SO EXCITED WHEN THIS LITTLE BEAUTY ARRIVED... OR SHOULD I SAY "LITTER BEAUTY"

    A MASSIVE thank you to The Helping Hand Company for sending me the Ranger Max... it is INCREDIBLE!!! 😍

    I have had my eyes on this litter picker for some time now, especially as it appears to be incredibly robust and somewhat impossible to break! So many of our litter pickers break beyond repair - either the strings snap or the mechanical mechanism fails... a have a whole pile in my garage 😔

    Therefore if you want a litter picker that lasts, is strong, comfortable and has a good reach then this is definitely the one...it's also very light!!! Would love to see more people buying their own litter pickers and getting outside in the fresh air! 😀

    I do 10 minute tidys and its like a mini HIIT session...! At the end I feel double the amount of satisfaction!
    THANK YOU AGAIN THE HELPING HAND COMPANY
    SHOP THE RANGE HERE 🛒⬇ https://www.hhenvironmental.co.uk/product-range/litterpickers/

    #helpinghandcompany
    #litterpicker
    #litterheroes
    #keepbritaintidy
    #litterpick
    #cleanitup
    #pickitup
    #gifted
    #freebie
    #environment
    #health
    #wellbeing
    #greatoutdoors
    #fitness
    #socialimpact
    #norwich
    #norfolk

  •  32  2  19 January, 2020
  • If it turns out that the scientists are wrong, and climate change is a hoax, then so be it. But why not make an effort anyway? At worst you’ll have a nicer place to live. The world is incredible. Your local environment is incredible. Don’t be a dick. Don’t ruin it, either for yourself or generations to come. Get outside and enjoy it. It’s beautiful and we’re lucky to have it.

#lookafteryourworld #keepbritaintidy #getoutdoorsmore #derbyshire #peakdistrict #wintersunset
  • If it turns out that the scientists are wrong, and climate change is a hoax, then so be it. But why not make an effort anyway? At worst you’ll have a nicer place to live. The world is incredible. Your local environment is incredible. Don’t be a dick. Don’t ruin it, either for yourself or generations to come. Get outside and enjoy it. It’s beautiful and we’re lucky to have it.

    #lookafteryourworld #keepbritaintidy #getoutdoorsmore #derbyshire #peakdistrict #wintersunset

  •  10  0  19 January, 2020
  • Broken glass on the beach is the worst! It's bad for humans, dogs, wildlife, everyone. Basically don't leave the end of your party on my beach.
  • Broken glass on the beach is the worst! It's bad for humans, dogs, wildlife, everyone. Basically don't leave the end of your party on my beach.

  •  147  7  19 January, 2020
  • Perfect weather for litterpicking in the park today. Small people loved the challenge of looking for rubbish... more than being in the playground 💪💚.
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A reminder that whatever we expose them to, they will embrace. It’s our job to teach them to love and respect our natural surroundings 🌍🌳🌿💚.
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We found a bag full of stuff after a short walk in our local park, King’s Park, today. What doesn’t look 👀 like much at first glance, always ends up being a lot 🗑
  • Perfect weather for litterpicking in the park today. Small people loved the challenge of looking for rubbish... more than being in the playground 💪💚.
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    A reminder that whatever we expose them to, they will embrace. It’s our job to teach them to love and respect our natural surroundings 🌍🌳🌿💚.
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    We found a bag full of stuff after a short walk in our local park, King’s Park, today. What doesn’t look 👀 like much at first glance, always ends up being a lot 🗑

  •  20  1  19 January, 2020
  • Perfect weather for litterpicking in the park today. Small people loved the challenge of looking for rubbish... more than being in the playground 💪💚.
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A reminder that whatever we expose them to, they will embrace. It’s our job to teach them to love and respect our natural surroundings 🌍🌳🌿💚.
.
We found a bag full of stuff after a short walk in King’s Park today. What doesn’t look 👀 like much at first glance, always ends up being a lot 🗑
  • Perfect weather for litterpicking in the park today. Small people loved the challenge of looking for rubbish... more than being in the playground 💪💚.
    .
    A reminder that whatever we expose them to, they will embrace. It’s our job to teach them to love and respect our natural surroundings 🌍🌳🌿💚.
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    We found a bag full of stuff after a short walk in King’s Park today. What doesn’t look 👀 like much at first glance, always ends up being a lot 🗑

  •  30  1  19 January, 2020
  • Cliffe Castle Support Group are organising a litter pick around Cliffe Castle Park, on Sunday 2nd February from 10am - 12 noon

Meet outside the museum entrance at 10am - and Sue (our Litter Pick Leader for the day) will be there to greet you. 
Litter pickers and high vis jackets will be provided if needed (bring your own if you have them) so that you'll look a lot more professional than this couple - and if you've never used a litter-picking stick before, you're in for a treat - a delicate but powerful tool! Makes you feel like bird with a very long beak...... #cliffecastle #cliffecastlepark  #keighley #keepbritaintidy #litterpicking #communityaction
  • Cliffe Castle Support Group are organising a litter pick around Cliffe Castle Park, on Sunday 2nd February from 10am - 12 noon

    Meet outside the museum entrance at 10am - and Sue (our Litter Pick Leader for the day) will be there to greet you.
    Litter pickers and high vis jackets will be provided if needed (bring your own if you have them) so that you'll look a lot more professional than this couple - and if you've never used a litter-picking stick before, you're in for a treat - a delicate but powerful tool! Makes you feel like bird with a very long beak...... #cliffecastle #cliffecastlepark #keighley #keepbritaintidy #litterpicking #communityaction

  •  15  0  19 January, 2020
  • Mr Beachcleans and I visited #ChesselBay on Friday before picking the girls up from School and nursery.  We wanted to go for a walk and to see what Storm Brendon had chucked up, and the answer was: ALOT.  Mr Beachcleans hasn't visited the site much because he takes on childcare duties whilst I'm out beach cleaning. To summarise his words it was along the lines of: 'two ******* clean ups per year isn't enough' , 'what have we ******* done to this planet' , 'oh my ******* god is that a shoe' etc!
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I'm going to propose a new initiative to engage more people and spread the #2minutebeachclean ethos and cultivate it more in the city.  There is a place for the 'Friends of groups' they do alot of work and big clean ups are still needed.  However, it's not the only way and more can be done around that to support this work.  Yes, we have to respect the ecology of the site and group cleans must be restricted to prevent scaring nesting and migratory birds away. However, on the flip side the level of plastic pollution, waste and litter can actually do just as much harm to the birds through entanglement and ingestion. Surely we also have a responsibility to stop it heading out to sea?! So what I'm suggesting is that that instead of no clean up actions  in between the big group cleans,  individuals should be encouraged to come down to the site and do there own mini clean ups removing what they can.  This is the heart of the @2minutebeachclean concept. Alongside this I will be talking to them about refill stations to encourage the use of reusables in the city as I am signed up to work with @refillhq to bring this initiative to the forefront in the city.
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What do you guys think? Is there anything else I could bring to the table at Wednesday's meeting?
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[Image is of a man stood on the bank with reeds behind him, pointing at the litter, of which there is a huge amount] 
#2MinuteBeachClean #SurfersAgainstSewage #KeepBritainTidy #refill #reusableadventures #RefuseSingleUse #PlasticPollutes #ProtectWhatYouLove #BeachClean #BeTheChange #OceanActivist #GenerationSea #SouthCoast #Southampton #Solent #BeMoreJaneFonda #inspirechange #Southampton #IAmABeachGuardian #ActNow #ActLocal
  • Mr Beachcleans and I visited #ChesselBay on Friday before picking the girls up from School and nursery. We wanted to go for a walk and to see what Storm Brendon had chucked up, and the answer was: ALOT. Mr Beachcleans hasn't visited the site much because he takes on childcare duties whilst I'm out beach cleaning. To summarise his words it was along the lines of: 'two ******* clean ups per year isn't enough' , 'what have we ******* done to this planet' , 'oh my ******* god is that a shoe' etc!
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    I'm going to propose a new initiative to engage more people and spread the #2minutebeachclean ethos and cultivate it more in the city. There is a place for the 'Friends of groups' they do alot of work and big clean ups are still needed. However, it's not the only way and more can be done around that to support this work. Yes, we have to respect the ecology of the site and group cleans must be restricted to prevent scaring nesting and migratory birds away. However, on the flip side the level of plastic pollution, waste and litter can actually do just as much harm to the birds through entanglement and ingestion. Surely we also have a responsibility to stop it heading out to sea?! So what I'm suggesting is that that instead of no clean up actions in between the big group cleans, individuals should be encouraged to come down to the site and do there own mini clean ups removing what they can. This is the heart of the @2minutebeachclean concept. Alongside this I will be talking to them about refill stations to encourage the use of reusables in the city as I am signed up to work with @refillhq to bring this initiative to the forefront in the city.
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    What do you guys think? Is there anything else I could bring to the table at Wednesday's meeting?
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    [Image is of a man stood on the bank with reeds behind him, pointing at the litter, of which there is a huge amount]
    #2MinuteBeachClean #SurfersAgainstSewage #KeepBritainTidy #refill #reusableadventures #RefuseSingleUse #PlasticPollutes #ProtectWhatYouLove #BeachClean #BeTheChange #OceanActivist #GenerationSea #SouthCoast #Southampton #Solent #BeMoreJaneFonda #inspirechange #Southampton #IAmABeachGuardian #ActNow #ActLocal

  •  148  24  19 January, 2020

Top #keepbritaintidy Posts

  • 80% of plastic in our oceans comes from land

Even if you live hundreds of miles from the coast, the plastic you throw away could make its way into the sea. .
Where is it coming from?

1. Throwing plastic in the bin when it could be recycled
Plastic you put in the bin ends up in landfill. When rubbish is being transported to landfill, plastic is often blown away because it’s so lightweight. From there, it can eventually clutter around drains and enter rivers and the sea this way.

2. Littering
Litter dropped on the street doesn’t stay there. Rainwater and wind carries plastic waste into streams and rivers, and through drains. Drains lead to the ocean!
Please do not throw anything... i mean anything- including your fag butts - down the drain!! .

3. Products that go down the drain
Many of the products we use daily are flushed down toilets 😱, including wet wipes, cotton buds and sanitary products. Microfibres are even released into waterways when we wash our clothes in the washing machine. They are too small to be filtered out by waste water plants and end up being consumed by small marine species.
Whether we mean to litter or not, there's always a chance the plastic we throw away could make it into the sea.

Big changes start with small steps and we all have the power to make a difference. What will you do to start cutting the plastic/waste in your life?
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@sign.of.change 
#gbspringclean @keepbritaintidy #litterheroesambassador #ecowarrior #noplanetb #plasticfree #tribenorfolk  #litterpick #litterpicking #dontbetrashy #keepbritaintidy #beachclean #norfolk #bekind #beatplasticpollution #litter #zerowastemovement #saturday #breakfreefromplastic #bethechange #savetheplanet #globalwarming
  • 80% of plastic in our oceans comes from land

    Even if you live hundreds of miles from the coast, the plastic you throw away could make its way into the sea. .
    Where is it coming from?

    1. Throwing plastic in the bin when it could be recycled
    Plastic you put in the bin ends up in landfill. When rubbish is being transported to landfill, plastic is often blown away because it’s so lightweight. From there, it can eventually clutter around drains and enter rivers and the sea this way.

    2. Littering
    Litter dropped on the street doesn’t stay there. Rainwater and wind carries plastic waste into streams and rivers, and through drains. Drains lead to the ocean!
    Please do not throw anything... i mean anything- including your fag butts - down the drain!! .

    3. Products that go down the drain
    Many of the products we use daily are flushed down toilets 😱, including wet wipes, cotton buds and sanitary products. Microfibres are even released into waterways when we wash our clothes in the washing machine. They are too small to be filtered out by waste water plants and end up being consumed by small marine species.
    Whether we mean to litter or not, there's always a chance the plastic we throw away could make it into the sea.

    Big changes start with small steps and we all have the power to make a difference. What will you do to start cutting the plastic/waste in your life?
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    @sign.of.change
    #gbspringclean @keepbritaintidy #litterheroesambassador #ecowarrior #noplanetb #plasticfree #tribenorfolk #litterpick #litterpicking #dontbetrashy #keepbritaintidy #beachclean #norfolk #bekind #beatplasticpollution #litter #zerowastemovement #saturday #breakfreefromplastic #bethechange #savetheplanet #globalwarming

  •  166  22  4 May, 2019