An officer of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has thanked Brigg for valued support.
Maddy Haughton-Boakes, campaigns officer - litter programme, said: "We are so grateful to the Woodbine Estate Litter Picking Group for their Green Clean event.
"I’m sure they’ll agree the day was a big success with 9 bags of litter collected in just an hour, including over 350 drinks containers.
"The group’s extra efforts spent sorting and recording the quantity of the drinks containers by size and material will go towards data that CPRE are gathering throughout the Green Clean and will later share with the Government, via its upcoming deposit return consultation, to make sure England gets the best-designed system.
"We’d also like to thank the residents of Brigg for coming out to see and greet our travelling reverse vending machine. Their questions and excitement about the machine were a great way to kick off our tour of England.
"We hope that this partnership between local action and national campaigning can continue and invite the Woodbine Estate group and other people committed to litter picking to keep this dialogue open with us by letting us know any littering patterns you notice or frequency of certain littered materials.
"Furthermore if anyone is interested in continuing to hear about our litter campaigning then please do sign up to CPRE’s campaigns network via this link: https://bit.ly/2M9grWG "
N.F ADDS: As a result of this campaign, a certain householder and journalist from Brigg had his "two seconds of fame" - being featured in footage shown by the BBC's Look North while feeding cans into the reverse vending machine that visited the Market Place, courtesy of the CPRE. We missed this "appearance" but clearly many people didn't and mentioned it in the days that followed. Pictured above - the machine's visit to Brigg town centre.
|Coun Jane Kitching with a voucher issued by the reverse vending machine for cans and bottled recycled after a litter pick in Brigg.|