Litter may not always be at the forefront of people’s minds in our busy modern world, however statistics – and sometimes a quick glance at the area around you – show that we really do need to act on this growing problem in the UK. And PPE, used since the COVID crisis started, has really exacerbated the litter problem in the UK generally.
Litter does not clean itself away. It can take years to degrade, causing harm to wildlife and habitats. Litter ruins our beauty spots, it’s harmful to the environment, it’s harmful to health, to wildlife and the environment. Often, we find that our rural areas are plagued by litter and fly tipping, spoiling the countryside and the enjoyment it brings to so many of us.
The Community Litter Tracker (devised by CPRE, the Countryside Charity) enables anyone with access to the internet to report areas that have litter issues.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
Anyone with access to the internet can report areas that have litter issues through the CPRE North Yorkshire Litter Tracker – littertracker.co.uk.
HOW IT WORKS?
Step 1: See a problem
Step 2: Open the app via littertracker.co.uk.
Step 3: Take a picture. Your location is automatically detected.
Step 4: Enter some basic information and post the report—in seconds!
Step 5: If you would like to help collet the litter, you can sign up at Keep Britain Tidy as an individual or as part of a group. Or join a local litter picking group in your area.
WHAT IS THE OUTCOME?
The information collected will be communicated to local councils, organisations and communities. Organised litter picks can be arranged, and existing groups can be informed of the findings.
We want to see less litter in our community.
We are proud of where we live, and we want you to be too.