The Great Plastic Pick Up took
place nationally in partnership with the Daily Mail and Keep Britain Tidy
over the weekend of 11th to 13th May inclusive.
The campaign aims to draw attention to the amount of
plastic waste that is both used and discarded worldwide and to encourage
communities, schools, families and individuals to get together to volunteer
their time and to clear rubbish from our streets, beaches and beauty spots.
Harborough based Marketing Services company, MRM put a team
forward to get involved and with the support of Harborough District Council
(who provided us with litter pickers and gloves to help us safely collect
litter) we volunteered some time to help clear up the verges between St Luke’s
Hospital and the Innovation Centre.
We cleared no less
than 16 bags of rubbish from the area ~ a very satisfying afternoon’s work for
the benefit of the whole community!