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.
back Newbury Rotary Club supports and organises a variety of community activities for all ages.