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Bexley’s plastic picking pledge gains 1,000 signatures

PUBLISHED: 09:39 11 December 2018

The campaign asks local residents to pick up at least one piece of plastic litter a week from the borough’s streets. Picture: PA/Rui Vieria

The campaign asks local residents to pick up at least one piece of plastic litter a week from the borough’s streets. Picture: PA/Rui Vieria

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Since Bexley Council launched its anti-litter campaign earlier this year, 1,000 Bexley residents have now made the commitment to pick up at least one piece of plastic litter a week.

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.

Jane Stout from Bexley Village explained 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 - www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4fy6cGNCxs&t=1s.

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 - www.localgreenpoints.com/doitforbexley.

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