This is the litter that was collected at the April Village Litter Pick. Many thanks to Ben Culverhouse for the aerial photos and to all the litter picking volunteers. In the photos you can see the recyclable waste on the green tarps which made up more than half of the litter collected. Plastics were the highest volume (many plastic bottles & take away coffee lids). Coke, Red bull & Thatcher’s cider cans were the most frequently found cans. There were numerous non-biodegradable face masks and wipes as well as take away coffee cups, which are difficult to recycle because of the plastic lining and so aren’t taken by our current kerbside recycling scheme. A notable amount of waste was Mac Donald’s non-recyclable takeaway packaging.
Thanks to the Parish council for the equipment. Litter pickers, gloves and Hi-Viz vests are available to borrow any time from the Resource Centre & recycling bin nets can be bought from the Post Office to prevent waste from blowing out of recycling bins.
It was a satisfying morning’s work helping the village to look tidy, stopping plastics from polluting our environment and being able to recycle over half of the waste collected. Village litter picks are organised on the third Saturday of every month, meet in the precinct at 10am.