Our Eco Committee led an informative assembly telling us about Keep Scotland Beautiful’s roadside litter campaign. The campaign is calling for a week of action and for people to get involved by giving Litter a lift and taking it home!
We heard some shocking facts such as 50 tonnes of litter is collected from Scottish motorways each month ~ this is the same weight as 8 elephants! Over 100 bottles and cans are found for each mile of roadside in Scotland. Crisp and sweet wrappers are found by the side of 71% of Scotland’s roads. We were shocked to hear that 80% of marine litter starts its journey from the land.
P4 pupils (a.k.a The Litter Patrol) made a start to our week of action by litter picking our playground and path to school. They did a tremendous job!
Why don’t your family join in and litter pick a roadside near you to Keep Scotland Beautiful 🙂