Although CLUB is critical of the 48% of the British public who drop litter, we are quick to praise the fantastic job some groups are doing at making their own communities litter-free. These groups' attitudes to litter should be an example to all of Britain, and we hope that this kind of behaviour will one day spread to areas nationwide.
The Middlewich Clean Team has been in contact with CLUB since August, a group showing a real passion towards the problem of litter. They have over 200 members from all age groups who regularly organise group litter picks in areas close to their homes. John Read, Founder-Director of CLUB, said about the Middlewich Clean Team: "it's great to see so many people willing to spend time picking up litter, and showing care and concern for their community. In particular, it's also very encouraging to have so many young people involved. Janet Chisholm and her team are providing an inspirational example in looking after their community".
During our "Litter Box" campaign launched this summer, when we asked the British public to contact us with their thoughts and solutions to litter, there was a lot of feedback from people blaming the younger generations for litter. Therefore, one particular group of children in London, the Sutton Common Wombles, have stood out to CLUB this summer. This heart warming initiative involved a group of local children, who with no encouragement at all, who decided to clean up their local park so it was a cleaner place for the whole community to enjoy. Not just a pull on the heart strings, these children also proved that it is possible for parents and teachers to help children form a healthy attitude towards litter from a young age.
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