Now leading firms including Coca-Cola and Walkers join the Mail’s Great British Spring Clean to help fight the great war on litter
- British companies have been doing their bit to help the Daily Mail campaign
- Walkers have a ‘Green team’ of staff trying to make the company greener
- Coca-Cola organised more than 40 clean up events for the spring clean
- The Great British Spring Clean will run between March 22 and April 23. Register at gbspringclean.org
As the Great British Spring Clean enters its second week, thousands more volunteers have been arranging community clean-ups and joining groups to remove the blight of plastic litter.
We were showered with supportive messages from big name firms – and here’s proof they really have been rolling up their sleeves:
Liz Lowe, Coca-Cola’s sustainability manager, said: ‘None of us want to see our communities blighted with litter’
The global drinks giant has arranged more than 40 clean-up events for the Spring Clean. These include staff events near the company’s six manufacturing sites as well as beach events. Liz Lowe, Coca-Cola’s sustainability manager, said: ‘None of us want to see our communities blighted with litter. We want to recover and recycle all of it so that nothing ends up spoiling our streets and parks or reaches the ocean.’
Crisp packets are a commonly-littered item, so it’s good to know that staff at the world’s biggest crisp producer are doing their bit. Each Walkers site has a ‘Green Team’ of staff members who look into different ways to make the company greener – and that includes regular monthly staff litter picks.
Wilko’s 400 stores have been contributing to the numbers of litter-picking troops on the ground throughout the campaign
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The homeware and household goods chain is a headline sponsor of the Spring Clean and staff at its 400 stores have been contributing to the numbers of litter-picking troops on the ground throughout the campaign. At the head office and main distribution centre in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, staff litter picks have been arranged for every day next week.
Burton Canoe Club, in Burton-on-Trent in Staffordshire. Members of staff at McDonald’s joined together with the canoe club to join the Daily Mail campaign
The fast food chain has been a long-term supporter of Keep Britain Tidy and a founding partner of the Spring Clean. This year, staff are being encouraged to team up with local groups to identify litter spots and to join in to boost manpower on organised litter picks.
The supermarket giant has 4,000 employees taking part in litter picks this month with staff-led clean-ups throughout the Great British Spring Clean.
Network rail regularly organise large scale rubbish clearance operations on sites close to its lines
Heck co-founder Jamie Keeble said: ‘We take a lot of pride in our surroundings as our headquarters is based on an old family farm close to a national park’
The infrastructure firm’s staff regularly organise small local litter picks as well as large scale rubbish clearance operations on sites close to its lines.
The chain has been generating support for the spring clean by encouraging staff to get involved and sending out information packs urging them to pledge time or join an organised clean-up.
Senior managers from the telecommunications firm set a litter-picking example for their 30,000 staff last week by joining volunteers from Litter Free Felixstowe on a sweep of the town’s sandy beach. ‘We are delighted to be supporting the Great British Spring Clean and it’s important we play our part,’ Chief executive Clive Selley said. ‘I was proud to work alongside local volunteers.’
As a major supporter of Keep Britain Tidy and its Spring Clean, People’s Postcode Lottery has helped broaden the reach of litter-reduction campaigns. Team members are encouraged to spend one day a year with the charities that PPL supports.
Heck sausages, based in Yorkshire, held a mass clean up at its factory in Kirklington with 130 employee volunteers
The Yorkshire sausage brand arranged a mass clean-up in Kirklington, where its factory is based, for 130 employee volunteers. Co-founder Jamie Keeble said: ‘We take a lot of pride in our surroundings as our headquarters is based on an old family farm close to a national park.’
The Great British Spring Clean will run between March 22 and April 23. Register at gbspringclean.org.
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