Local ‘superhero’ school children are the stars of Bristol Clean Streets, a new publicity campaign to reduce litter in Bristol.
As part of the Mayor’s Clean Streets campaign, children from schools across Bristol have been taking part in litter picks to improve their neighbourhoods. Now they’re encouraging everyone in the city to do their bit by not dropping litter in the first place.
Each year Bristol Waste Company, the city’s waste and recycling contractor, collects 3,700 tonnes of litter from Bristol’s streets, not including rubbish that is fly-tipped or citizens’ residual waste. That’s equivalent to over 290 double decker buses.
Chesney is one of the children taking part in the campaign. He has been helping with the clean-up as he felt that seeing litter in the park “makes you feel a bit sad”.
“And then you try to make a difference but then people just litter again, and it’s like a consistent circle.”
How can you help Bristol Clean Streets?
Taking inspiration from these youngsters, the council is asking everyone in Bristol to share responsibility for helping keep the city clean. The message is simple: Use the bin or take your litter with you.
You’ll find plenty of bins in Bristol Shopping Quarter. Please use them and spread the message on social media using the hashtag #BristolCleanStreets.
You can find out more at bristol.gov.uk/superheroes