Take action and help clean up Brechin’s litter

Litter in Brechin
Litter in Brechin

A call to clean up and clamp down on litter on Scotland’s roads has been issued for Scotland’s first Litter Week of Action.

Organised by Zero Waste Scotland on behalf of the Transport Litter Group, the annual day of action has been extended to a week of dedicated action to tackle litter on our roads and railways.

Commuters, employers, transport providers and support agencies are all being encouraged to get involved from August 19 to 25.

A recent litter audit revealed that an average of seven bottles and cans can be found on every 100 metres of Scotland’s roads, creating a hazard to road users and wildlife, and costs millions to remove.

Supporters of the week can help to raise awareness of the negative impact and cost of transport litter. Actions available range from something simple such as adding a web banner to your website or displaying a poster in your workplace; to organising activities such as a day of awareness raising activities or targeted enforcement.

Organisations including BEAR Scotland, Scotland TranServ, Transport Scotland, McDonald’s and various local authorities have already committed to taking part.

To get involved, visit www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/content/Transport-Litter-Week-of-Action.