Our next litter pick will be on Monday 16th May, meeting at 2pm at the main Tesco Car Park. I hope this lovely weather stays fine for our litter pick.
I’ve also attached a message below about a petition about littering, the damage it can do to animals and what we would like the Government to do to help – please take a look.
Have a lovely weekend and see you soon,
Janet Chisholm B.E.M.
Chair – Middlewich Clean Team
Littering is a big problem in the UK today. It damages ecosystems and results in thousands of animals being hurt and killed every year.
The RSPCA has dealt with many litter-related calls including a fox cub with its head stuck in a wheel hub, a badger cub with a plastic can holder embedded in its neck, and a cat that lacerated its paw on some broken glass. Cigarette butts have been found in the stomachs of many fish and birds. These are just some examples â€” the RSPCA receives over 7,000 litter-related calls per year.
The UK is a litter-ridden country compared to most of Europe. And it is getting worse. Litter costs the taxpayer £850,000,000 a year to clear up. Change is needed.
Care2 petition author Jennifer is demanding that the Government: