Rotary Plasticblitz 2023

Fri, Jun 9th 2023 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Assembly in The Swan car park, London Road, Newbury for a clear up of the banks of the River Lambourn, North of the A4


Numerous community groups are hard at work raising awareness of plastic pollution, cleaning up their local area and lobbying for change, and Newbury Rotary is no exception!

The Plasticblitz is an annual event that aims to engage as many community groups and Environment Agency teams as possible with taking part in a simultaneous litter pick and data collection activity around their local river

Newbury Rotary Club's event is taking place on Friday 9th June, if you are interested in taking part (see form below). For the day you will need: comfortable casual clothes, sensible footwear for a river bank setting, water (to keep hydrated), and possibly suncream. Gloves, litterpickers, bags are all provided.

This event has three key aims:

1) To complete a catchment-wide clean-up of plastic pollution.

2) To collect data on the most common plastic items found, and the areas where plastic pollution is most problematic. This data can be used to educate groups, create publicity and lobby for change.

3) To join up multiple community groups, amplifying their voices and helping them share ideas.

Plasticblitz is supported from  Rotary in the Thames Valley including Newbury Rotary Club through the International  End Plastic Soup campaign, meaning the 2023 Plasticblitz should be bigger than ever!

The Rotary End Plastic Soup campaign started in Amsterdam in 2016 and is now operated by Rotary Clubs in 42 countries world wide. Lean more about Rotary in the Thames Valley's involvement in the End Plastic Soup Campaign here.

Read more about Plasticblitz and how you can make a difference here

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