Are you backing the Great British Spring Clean?

Are you backing the Great British Spring Clean?

As spring approaches, many people’s thoughts turn to having a good old clean up – inside and out. The Great British Spring Clean, which runs for a month from 22nd March to 23rd April will see thousands of community minded citizens out and about picking up litter and generally sprucing up their surroundings. 

Keeping Britain tidy

The nationwide campaign is run by Keep Britain Tidy and has expanded in popularity, extending from a weekend of litter-picking activity when it first launched in 2015 to running for a whole month as more and more people have joined the initiative. With over 100,000 signed up to take part so far, It is hoped that at least half a million people will get involved in this year’s Spring Clean.  In Wales, the campaign is known as Spring Clean Cymru. 

The campaign aims to bring the public together, including businesses, community organisations and residents to clear up litter as well as raising awareness of the problem that blights our public places, town centres, high streets, beaches and verges. The focus in 2019 is on single use plastic. with the aim of recycling as much of the litter collected as possible. In excess of 100 councils across the UK are supporting the initiative which is expected to be the largest environmental event of the year. 

Getting involved in litter picking

There are three main ways that people can get involved in the Great British Spring Clean:

  • Hosting a clean up
  • Joining an organised clean up 
  • Pledging support 

To find out more about how you could get involved, click here.

As manufacturers of a range of litter bins, including recycling bins, internal and external bins, Amberol’s MD Patience Atkinson- Gregory is in full support of the campaign. She says: “It’s good to see how the Great British Spring Clean has grown in popularity and influence. It’s really as much about raising awareness of the issue of littering and recycling as much as the actual litter pick itself. If we are to tackle the problem of litter effectively, we need to educate people and change their attitudes to responsible litter disposal. as well as providing the right litter bins in the right locations.”  

A litter bin for every location

Amberol have been making and supplying litter bins to councils, parks, theme parks, leisure centres and businesses for over 30 years.  The range includes bins that are designed for smaller spaces or to be combined in banks, as well as larger bins for areas with a high footfall. 

All made from recyclable polyethene, Amberol bins also have impressive environmental credentials and are used on some of the busiest streets in the UK. They can also be found across the world and as far afield as Australia. Bins are available with bespoke WRAP approved signage and colour coding  to encourage people to recycle and dispose of waste responsibly. 

You can find out more about how Amberol has helped councils and organisations such as schools and colleges deal with litter by reading our client case studies.

For more information about Amberol’s products or to arrange a no-obligation demonstration from an Amberol representative,  email sales@amberol.co.uk or call 01773 830 930.

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