Over 563,163 people, including 175,055 students, volunteered their time to take part in our 2019 campaign – the biggest ever! Cleaning up streets, parks and beaches, #LitterHeroes across the country have been making big improvements to the environment on their doorstep.
- 17,097 clean-ups were held and 957,377 bags of litter collected – that’s 239,344 wheelie bins full of rubbish or 4,308 tonnes worth.
- Around 61% of the litter collected was ‘general waste’ and approximately 39% has been recycled (18% plastic, 21% aluminium).
- Over 1.1 million hours have been dedicated to the campaign – equivalent in time to 128.5 years(24/7).
Thank you for joining us in 2019, as together we declared that litter pollution, including single-use plastic – which degrades the beauty of our environment and threatens to harm wildlife – is not acceptable.
You can continue to care for your local environment year-round through our #LitterHeroes programme, join a Keep Britain Tidy volunteer project near you, or considering becoming a #LitterHeroes Ambassador and help to inspire even more people to join in.