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Sustrans volunteers collect nearly 1,000 bags of litter in the North East

Children’s toys, bikes and scooters, as well as Christmas decorations, were amongst an estimated 955 bags of litter collected by our volunteers on cycle routes in County Durham, Gateshead and Newcastle during 2018. Volunteer groups meet each week to pick litter and help maintain traffic-free sections of the National Cycle Network, including parts of the…


New research reveals the power of Blue Planet II

The environment wins as people back litter-picking and turn away from single-use plastic. Over 70% of people now view tackling litter as more important than they used to and 75% feel more appreciative of people who pick up litter, according to a new survey carried for Keep Britain Tidy by Ipsos MORI. More than 67% also said they…

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Blackfell Collection – 17 Bags

Thank you to volunteers from Keep Washington Tidy, Rotary members and MP Sharon Hodgson (also answering Residents questions) had a productive morning on Blackfell collecting over 17 bags of litter and numerous other items, lots of abandoned trolleys. We also thank the lads from the Council for collecting all the above and also the Fly Tipping.