Love Where You Live and drop your litter in the bin!
13 October 2011
From today, talking bins are out on the streets of London and Liverpool – encouraging everyone to dispose of their litter responsibly and show they love where they live.
The arrival of the Love Where You Live talking bins in London and Liverpool prepares the way for the Love Where You Live Day of Action on Monday 17 October 2011.
Love Where You Live is asking everyone to show they love where they live by giving just five minutes at noon on Monday. Whether it’s a litter pick, a spot of weeding in a community garden or sweeping up outside your home, shop or office, please show your commitment and tell us about it on the Love Where You Live website, or through Facebook and Twitter.
As part of the new Love Where You Live campaign, Andrew Sullivan, captain of Team GB Basketball, launched the new bins by shooting some stunts and ‘bin hoops’ into the new Basketball Rubbish Bin in Paddington Recreation Ground.
Keep Britain Tidy’s latest initiative aims to transform 100s of industrial bins across the country – turning them into basketball bins which people will want to use. The aim is to change people’s bad littering behaviour by creating a sense of fun: “10 points to loop your litter; 20 points to loop someone else’s”.
Councils across the country will be able to order their own free ‘basketball kits’ from Keep Britain Tidy.
Phil Barton, chief executive Keep Britain Tidy said: “Love Where You Live is about taking pride in your area and these novel basketball bins encourage people to do the right thing by making it fun.”
Find out more about talking bins and get involved at the Love Where You Live website.