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Thank you #LitterHeroes

The Great British Spring Clean 2020 is coming... Sign up now and get ready!

In 2019, over 563,163 people, including 175,055 students, volunteered their time to take part in our campaign - the biggest ever! Cleaning up streets, parks and beaches, #LitterHeroes across the country have been making big improvements to the environment on their doorstep.

  • 17,097 clean-ups were held and 957,377 bags of litter collected - that's 239,344 wheelie bins full of rubbish or 4,308 tonnes worth.

  • Around 61% of the litter collected was 'general waste' and approximately 39% has been recycled (18% plastic, 21% aluminium). 

  • Over 1.1 million hours have been dedicated to the campaign - equivalent in time to 128.5 years (24/7).

Thank you for joining us in 2019, as together we declared that litter pollution, including single-use plastic – which degrades the beauty of our environment and threatens to harm wildlife – is not acceptable.

You can continue to care for your local environment year-round through our #LitterHeroes programme, join a Keep Britain Tidy volunteer project near you, or considering becoming a #LitterHeroes Ambassador and help to inspire even more people to join in.

Save the date: The next Great British Spring Clean will be held from 20 March - 13 April 2020.

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