Time to tidy up

Join AA Streetwatch this month on the Big Litter Pick

Are you concerned about the amount of litter on Britain’s streets? An unfortunately all-too-common sight, litter can be seen strewn across the country, from wrappers and cigarette stubs on pavements, to debris by the roadside.

Litter is unsightly, potentially hazardous and harmful to the environment. There's a big push this year to tidy up our country before tourists arrive for the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics.

Here's what you think

Many members agree that litter is a concern – here’s what people on the AA Populus Panel have told us:

  • 61% loathe motoring 'litter louts'
  • 94% agree that roadside litter gives a bad impression of Britain and spoils local communities
  • 75% believe that roadside littering is a serious problem
  • 76% think that government campaigns should be carried out to address the problem

How can you help?

Members can help play a part in clearing up Britain by joining the AA Streetwatch Big Litter Pick, between 12 and 27 May. Streetwatch is inviting members to take to the streets for one day during this fortnight, and spend just 30 minutes to an hour removing the most visible litter – such as plastic bottles and sweet wrappers.

Take the opportunity to educate your children about the environment, help out while walking the dog, or simply use the excuse to spend an hour out in the fresh air. The Big Litter Pick is a chance to get involved with the local community.

Streetwatch wants to hear about your experiences while on the Big Litter Pick, so make sure to report back on problems, places that need a ‘spring clean’ – perhaps with photos – and possible solutions.

Join the AA Streetwatch Big Litter Pick this month  – find out more


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