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Why do people clean up rubbish left behind by others?

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The reasons are varied, but it boils down to it never being acceptable to trash any environment:

  • litter-picking improves both physical and mental health
  • litter-picking brings communities together
  • it's easy for anyone of any age or ability to get involved
  • people care about the damage litter causes to wildlife and our planet
  • people want to show that they are proud of their local neighbourhood / area
  • people care about communal spaces and want to take responsibility for looking after them
  • there’s a real sense of achievement and buzz from the before and after scenarios
  • people litter-pick because they like to have fun in the great outdoors
  • The frequent ‘thank yous’ and appreciation from passers-by make it all worthwhile


Join or start a LitterAction group near you and find out how you can make a difference.

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