One of the on-going battles faced by the Acocks Green Village in Bloom team is litter. It blights our community and costs a lot of public money to clean up every day. We would like to encourage locals to take action in improving the problem in Acocks Green. People Against Litter was set up by an Edinburgh citizen who was fed up of litter and wanted to take action. It is a grassroots scheme to encourage people to do something positive about litter and to spread the word to others. Supporters make a simple pledge to become ‘PALS’ promising to pick up at least one piece of litter per week and recruit one other person to do the same. This way more and more people will be taking direct action to clean up their neighbourhood. If there is less litter around people are less likely to drop more. Just click and sign up today: People Against Litter The majority of the litter you see in the streets is also recyclable, so you can pick it up on the way home and drop it in your recycling wheelie bin, so benefiting the environment by tidying and recycling! If everyone picked up the litter outside their homes and businesses the Green would look instantly better and more appealing. It’s not difficult and you can start straight away. Why not make it your New Year’s Resolution?!
The Clean Up Britain campaign have designed this poster which shows how much money litter costs to deal with. A lot of smokers don’t think of cigarette ends as litter but they are; they take years to biodegrade and mount up in the nooks and crannies proving difficult to pick up. If you see any dumped rubbish this can also be reported directly to the city council HERE. We can all do our bit to make Acocks Green a cleaner and greener village, so be part of the movement to improve it.