Otterford Parish Litter Pick 9

HEADLINES
# More collected than we first thought!
# 19 Pickers (and 1 Base Team) collected 33 sacks of litter, 2 hubcaps, and miscellaneous items
# After sorting, we recycled 178 drinks cans, 183 plastic bottles, 25 glass bottles/jars, and assorted metal    

Several of our regular pickers had previously suggested a mid-Summer Pick. Opinions were varied, with some concerned that rampant vegetation would hide a lot of litter. We decided to ‘give it a go’ in early July, and at the end the results proved to be mixed. All areas saw a reduction, some more so than others; and by the end we had collected 33 bags (compared to average of 50+).

Nineteen volunteers picked seven of the nine parish sub-divisions. In addition to the sacks we collected a large television screen and other video boxes, a caravan roof light, some tiles, and the ever present hub caps (two this time). We also fond a handbag containing everything apart from cash – this has been reported to the police.

As usual, much of our litter came from food wrappings - the largest single amount by far was again from McDonalds – but we also had wrappers and cups/bottles from Burger King, KFC, Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons, Asda, Aldi, Waitrose, Pepsi Cola, Costa Coffee, Greigs, Café Nero, and Marks & Spencer.    

After sorting as much as possible has been recycled. From this Pick we recycled 178 drinks cans, 183 plastic bottles, 25 glass bottles/jars, and a range of metal.


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Past Events

  • Sat 08 Jul 2017
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 9
  • Sat 11 Mar 2017
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 8
  • Sat 26 Nov 2016
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 7
  • Sat 12 Mar 2016
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 6
  • Sat 31 Oct 2015
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 5
  • Sat 21 Mar 2015
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 4
  • Sat 01 Nov 2014
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 3
  • Sat 26 Apr 2014
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 2
  • Sat 02 Nov 2013
    Otterford Parish Litter Pick 1

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