A big clean-up for nature


Inspired by the BBC’s Blue Planet II, Keep Britain Tidy is back with Britain's biggest-ever litter campaign: the Great British Spring Clean.

The charity’s ambition is to recruit 400,000 volunteers to get involved with picking up litter from parks, nature reserves, streets and shorelines, and has announced its first #LitterHero Ambassador search, as it looks for 99 local champions across the country. The campaign takes place from 2-4 March 2018, but volunteers can sign up now. 

The Great British Spring Clean has one simple aim: to bring people across the country together to clear up the litter that blights the towns, villages, countryside, beaches and seas of Britain. The ambition for 2018 is to encourage and inspire 400,000 people to get outdoors, get active and help clear up the rubbish that lies around every corner. Following the worrying sights of plastic pollution in the BBC’s Blue Planet II which sparked conversations in households nationwide, it’s clear to see that trash is trouble for the oceans, wildlife and people as 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic remain in our oceans. 

Everyone can get involved, whether they live in a big city or small community. There are many ways to make a difference, whether it’s a canal-side clean up, a tideline tidy up or simply a litter-pick in your neighbourhood. 

It costs more than £700 million to clean Britain's streets every year, which is why Keep Britain Tidy want people across the country to come together to make a difference to the environment. Litter-picks come in all shapes and sizes, so round up your troops and join the army of #LitterHeroes. To check what you can do to help in your area visit the Keep Britain Tidy website.  

Keep Britain Tidy’s first #LitterHeroes Ambassador has helped turn the tide on the litter that plagues our surroundings. Wayne Dixon, accompanied by his faithful dog Koda, is a man on a mission. His aim is to encourage as many people as he can to clean our beaches, streets, cities and countryside, and Keep Britain Tidy are recruiting 99 more ambassadors to join him. Wayne is urging everyone to become #LitterHeroes and join him on his mission to clean up the country. 

Why not go above and beyond, and care for the environment on your doorstep to help keep Britain tidy? If you think you have what it takes to join the growing army of #LitterHeroes who are on a mission to create change this spring then sign up on the Keep Britain Tidy website.