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10,000 SCOTS LEAD THE WAY ON CLEAN EUROPE DAY

10,000 SCOTS LEAD THE WAY ON CLEAN EUROPE DAY

The independent charity Keep Scotland Beautiful is supporting thousands of people across Scotland who are taking part in the first ever Europe-wide Clean Up events in the next fortnight.

With a Scottish focus on action on litter in our waterways and coastline, Clean Europe Day will see litter from across Scotland’s inland and coastal waters – and the land around them – removed by an army of volunteers.

Clean Europe Day (10 May) is being organised by the Clean Europe Network, of which Keep Scotland Beautiful is the lead organisation in Scotland. Working in partnership with countries across Europe, the Network aims to tackle the continuing litter problem.

Mark Bevan, Campaign Director at Keep Scotland Beautiful said: “Scotland’s waterscapes are under threat from littering, pollution and habitat destruction. Clean Europe Day is a unique opportunity to work in partnership with organisations and communities across Europe to tackle the problem of littering and raise awareness of the issue.”

“Our Clean Up Scotland campaign aims for Scotland to be the cleanest country in Europe – let’s Clean Up our waterways this May so we can enjoy them this summer.”

Keep Scotland Beautiful is urging people to get involved, by simply picking up a single piece of litter, taking a photo of it and tweeting it tagging #CleanEurope @KSBScotland. By disposing of it responsibly, everyone can make a difference.