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CPRE's Green Clean

CPRE's Green Clean CPRE's Green Clean

21st September 2018

This month CPRE are holding an England-wide litter pick to collect data on the numbers, sizes and materials of drinks containers that are littered across the country.


CPRE has been campaigning for a deposit return system in England for 10 years, and in March this year environment secretary Michael Gove announced the Government would introduce one.
However, the campaign hasn’t ended there…

The people who oppose a deposit return scheme, including drinks manufacturers and the packaging industry, are pushing for a restricted deposit system, that would only collect bottles and cans that are classed as ‘on the go’. They are saying that it is only small plastic bottles that are littered.

In response to this CPRE are collecting data on the numbers and sizes and materials of drink containers that are littered.  CPRE will use the collective evidence from all the CPRE’s Green Clean litter picks in their national submission to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) upcoming consultation on the scope of England’s deposit system.
CPRE will use local information and take it to the highest levels of government.

Fancy getting involved?
• How about organising a team Green Clean at lunch time?
• Or doing a quick litter pick before work or whilst walking the dog?
• Have you ever considered #plogging (picking up litter as you jog)?
 
However, you can help, Thank you to all of you in advance!
 
CPRE Reverse Vending Machine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The CPRE Reverse Vending Machine visited Dorset (13th - 15th September)

13th September: The CPRE Reverse Vending Machine was in Dorchester Town Centre  on Thursday 13th September, 10 - 3pm

14th September: Worked with two local schools Damers First School (morning presentation) and after lunch litter pick with The Thomas Hardye School.

15th September: The Reverse Vending Machine was in Weymouth from 10.30 am to support the beach clean.. 

15th September: Dorset Devils litter pick on Bournemouth Beach. 

16th SeptemberLove Langton will be doing their #GreenClean on Sunday 16th September starting around 9.15 am.

A big thank you to Dorset Devil volunteers who filled in the CPRE Recording Form for four separate litter picks and also did another litter pick on 19th & 20th September. Also to Dorset Wildlife Trust who did a litter pick on Worbarrow Bay with 46 volunteers on 16th September and also supported the CPRE #GreenClean initiative.

Frank and his team from Litter Free Purbeck did a quarterly litter pick along the A351 (Wareham to Swanage 8.5 miles) beginning of 17th September and recorded a video showing what they collected and recorded the data for CPRE's #GreenClean.

Get Recording!
Please download the CPRE Recording Form listed below and once completed after your litter pick return to:
Linda Williams @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Get Sharing!
Share the link to the online sign-up page www.cpre.org.uk/greenclean
Include the #GreenClean hashtag on Twitter and Instagram posts
Tag ‎@LitterFreeDrst @CPRE @DorsetCPRE

Get Snapping!
Pictures are great, especially during and after the event.
We’d love to see your #GreenClean litter pick so send Litter Free Dorset a snap!

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