1,000 signatures for plastic picking pledge
One thousand Bexley residents have now made the commitment to pick up at least one piece of plastic litter a week since the Council launched its anti-litter campaign earlier this year. If they stick to their promise they could potentially help to clear up to 56,000 pieces of plastic in one year.
One resident has made her pledge go even further by taking part in community clean-up events and making litter picking part of her usual routine. In a recent interview, Jane Stout from Bexley Village, explains how she worked with other volunteers earlier in the year to collect over 1,200 plastic bottles from the Thames foreshore in Erith in aid of World Earth Day.
Cllr Peter Craske, Cabinet Member for Places, said: “Jane is a shining example of how easy it is to make plastic picking, or picking any litter, a healthy habit and part of your daily routine. You could pick up plastic while you are walking the dog or walking to work. Just simply take it home to be recycled or pop it in your nearest recycling bin. Make the pledge and join the fight to end plastic pollution and join the 1,000 residents who #doitforbexley every day.”
Residents can make the pledge through the London Green Points website.
As an added bonus, residents that have an account with the borough’s recycling reward scheme provider will receive 300 Green Points on their account when they make the pledge. New scheme members will earn an extra 50 bonus points for signing up.
Visit the London Green Points website for more information.