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World Cleanup Day

Saturday, 15th September is World Cleanup Day! Come along to Monkton Park between 10am and noon to take part. Not in Chippenham? Check out the World Cleanup Day website to see how you can participate wherever you are in world. PLEASE NOTE: This clean up is not being run by Off the Ground, but rather …

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Reduce, Reuse, and Refill

[ Many thanks to the Wiltshire Gazette and Herald for publishing my column about the importance of reducing waste and favouring reusable products over disposable. We create the future we want by working on it today … and won’t it be better if the next generation doesn’t have to clean up our mess? ] Habits: …

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Just a simple question …

I was on my way home this evening when I noticed a can I had been meaning to pick up had been joined by a second. Whether left by the same person in the same place as part of a normal routine, or an example of how litter attracts litter, the result was the same: a pile of rubbish …

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And the total is …

Over three years and 20 clean ups, Off the Ground has found 4,016 plastic bottles. Many thanks to everyone who entered their best guess in the contest–check out our Facebook page for the winner. You can still get one of our new bottles–head on down to the Chippenham Carnival today (14th July) and see the …

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Refill Chippenham

This is your chance to win one of our new Refill Chippenham branded water bottles – just answer this question: How many plastic bottles has Off the Ground found between 2015 and the end of June 2018? That’s approximately 20 litter picks focusing primarily on parks (Donkey Field, Monkton Park, and Pewsham Park). You can enter by emailing …

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It all adds up

Things have been a bit quite here on the blog while I work on a new project ahead of the Chippenham Carnival on 14th July – here’s a sneak peek! Pop by the carnival to say hello, and if you want to get involved before that, please come along to our unofficial clean up this …

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#LitterHeroes Ambassador

I have been sitting on a secret the past few weeks, but I am happy I can reveal that I am one of the new Keep Britain Tidy #LitterHeroes Ambassadors! This new programme has seen 100 people selected from across the country to work with Keep Britain Tidy to help shape the future of tackling litter in the UK. …

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Work in Progress

It’s been a bit quiet on the Off the Ground blog while I get my personal blog up and running on a new system. This has encouraged me to consider completely overhauling the Off the Ground website to make it more useful for everyone involved. Some of the things I would like to include are: …

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Beyond the Sea

For anyone who follows environmental news, this past week has been incredibly busy—and encouraging: BBC’s Springwatch has showcased the people working to fight plastic pollution in Bristol; World Environment Day on 5th June saw many people try to go plastic free; and yesterday was World Oceans Day, which draws attention to the plight of the seas and the animals that …

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