With over two million pieces of litter dropped in the UK every day, the impact on our environment is staggering. But it's not just about the unsightly mess; litter poses a significant threat to both our communities and the wildlife that inhabits them.

Think about it: plastics, metals, glass—these materials stick around for thousands of years, wreaking havoc on the very ecosystems we strive to protect. And for wildlife, litter isn't just an eyesore; it's a dangerous temptation. Innocent animals mistake litter for food, ingesting plastics instead of the nutrients they need to survive. It's a heartbreaking reality that threatens their health and survival.

But it's not just about what litter does to wildlife. It's also about where it ends up. Litter litters our waterways, contaminating habitats and endangering marine life. It seeps into the soil, stunting plant growth and disrupting delicate ecosystems.

Thankfully, communities are rallying together to combat this crisis. Initiatives like our Cleanup Hub are uniting community members and volunteers to tackle litter head-on and while progress is being made, there's still much to be done.

But here's where you come in. Every individual can make a difference. Start by making simple changes in your own life—recycle, reduce, and reuse. And if you're eager to do more, join a local litter picking group, attend clean-up events, or take part in challenges like our Summer Pick-Me-Up campaign.

This Summer, let's raise awareness and take action for our environment. Let's do our best to be litter-free and show our planet some much-needed love. Together, we can make a difference. 

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