It is recommended that adults do at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activities a week, and at Suffolk Coastal we get some of ours by doing our bit for the community with a monthly stroll and pick lunch.
April’s stroll and pick was organised by Graduate Project Officer Eli Sanyari. Seven members of the team joined in and together they collected four full bags of rubbish.
Some very distasteful items were collected, such as urine in a bottle and a used nappy in a tree, as well as unusual items like the front of a scooter and a cymbal. The most common items we found were cigarette butts, cans and bottles.
Litter is a wasted resource and a hazard to wildlife, not to mention an eyesore. It is also expensive to remove, as is dealing with the wider consequences of vermin, ill health and disease that can arise.
Our message is simple! Always dispose of your rubbish responsibly, and by using facilities provided. If there are no litterbins in the area, take your litter home with you.
If you want to do your bit and organise a litter pick in your own neighbourhood, or favourite beauty spot, at any time of year, on your own, with your family, or with other members of the community, then our Spring Clean litter pick scheme can help.
Suffolk Coastal Norse will provide free disposable rubber gloves, and sacks in which to collect litter, and will arrange to collect and dispose of the rubbish collected.
If your group is organising a litter pick and would like this assistance, please call us on 01394 444000 or complete the online form on our website.