- The big event for 2018 is March 2-4. Why not join in and see what a
difference you can make.
Britain Tidy is a drive that is a slogan that is more relative today than
probably ever before as plastic litter does not go away like the paper bags
and cups of days gone by. With glass bottle banks and deposits, we never had
the problem of plastic drink bottle either, but some things do not change,
drink cans have been around for a long time.
BRITAIN TIDY - HELP CLEAN UP THE COUNTRY - 2 - 4 March 2018
The Great British Spring Clean is a campaign with a simple aim: to bring people across the country together to clear up the litter that blights our towns, villages, countryside and beaches.
We want to inspire 400,000 people to get outdoors, get active and help clear up the rubbish that lies around us. Join our growing army of #LitterHeroes who have had enough of other people’s litter and are willing to do something about it.
Together we can make a difference and clean up the environment on our doorstep.
Keep Britain Tidy is a UK-based independent environmental charity. The organisation campaigns to reduce litter, improve local places and prevent waste. It has offices in Wigan, Manchester, and London.
Keep Britain Tidy runs a number of programmes in England, including Eco-Schools, Seaside Awards, BeachCare, RiverCare, WatersideCare, LOVEmyBEACH, Keep Britain Tidy Network, Love Parks, Big Tidy Up, Green Flag Award for parks and green spaces and the Blue Flag Award for beaches. The organisation managed Keep Scotland Beautiful, Keep Wales Tidy and Tidy Northern Ireland until 2004, at which point they became independent devolved organisations. The Eco-Schools and Blue Flag programmes in Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland are now run independently by these devolved organisations.
Keep Britain Tidy was originally set up by a conference of 26 organisations in 1955. The conference was initiated by the British Women's Institute after a resolution was passed at its 1954 AGM to start a national anti-litter campaign.
In 1987, Keep Britain Tidy changed its name to Tidy Britain Group.
In 2002, following a merger with environmental awareness charity, Going for Green, the charity changed its name to ENCAMS — short for Environmental Campaigns.
In June 2009, the charity changed its name back to Keep Britain Tidy, introducing a new logo highlighting the IT within BRITAIN, reading "Keep It Tidy" as well as "Keep Britain Tidy". The "tidyman" logo is still used in public campaigns, alongside campaign straplines such as "Let's keep it tidy!" and "Help keep it tidy!"
Following a year-long strategic alliance, in 2011 Keep Britain Tidy merged with the environmental charity Waste Watch. Keep Britain Tidy became the trading name.
- Steve Double lives in an area where the beaches are frequented by large numbers
of water sporting enthusiasts. If you've not been on a surfing or diving
holiday, St. Austell and Widemouth Bay are some of our favourites. Nice
one Steve, we're right behind you.
- The official response
DOUBLE MP FEBRUARY 2018
February 2018, in his capacity of Chairman of the Protect our Waves
All Party Parliamentary Group, working with Sky
Steve hosted an event calling on MPs to pledge to cut the amount of plastic
used in Parliament with the aim of making the UK the first plastic free Parliament.
Steve says: "In the Cornish constituency of St Austell and Newquay which I am proud to
represent, we have many miles of stunning coastline, beautiful beaches and
amazing seascapes. People come from all over the world to enjoy our
wonderful natural environment. Interspersed with all of this is all too
obvious marine menace – the plastic foe that has invaded our waters.
Since my election in 2015 I have chaired the Protect
Our Waves APPG and along with the renowned campaigners at Cornish
Against Sewage have worked hard to highlight the problems we are storing
up for ours and future generations with our reckless use of single
In 1950, the
world’s population of 2.5 billion produced 1.5 million tons of
plastic; in 2016, a global population of more than 7 billion people produced
over 320 million tons of plastic. This is set to double by 2034. Every day
approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans
and there may now be around 5.25 trillion macro and microplastic
pieces floating in the open ocean, altogether weighing up to 269,000 tonnes.
UK-wise, approximately 5000 items of marine plastic pollution have been
found per mile of beach and on average over 150 plastic bottles can be found
on each mile of UK beaches.
On top of this, recent studies have revealed marine
plastic pollution in 100% of marine turtles,
59% of whales, 36% of seals and 40% of seabird species examined. 100,000 marine
mammals and turtles
and 1 million sea birds are killed by marine plastic pollution annually."
Against Sewage (SAS) is a marine conservation charity working with
communities to protect oceans, waves, beaches and marine life. It was
created in 1990 by a group of Cornish surfers from the villages of St Agnes
and Porthtowan on the north coast of Cornwall.
Set up as a single-issue campaign group in 1990, Surfers Against Sewage led
a nationwide campaign for improved water quality. Their campaign's success
was helped by the privatization of English water companies in the late 1980s
and key pieces of EU legislation including the Bathing Water Directive.
In 2012, Surfers Against Sewage was recognised as a national marine
conservation charity focused on the protection of waves, oceans, beaches,
marine wildlife and coastal communities.
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