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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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#OneADayInMay: 31 May

Yesterday was a bit wet for me to put the collection of rubbish out for a photograph, but sunshine today means that I can wrap up #OneADayInMay with the full complement of litter. The first thing that jumped out at me in this assemblage (and throughout the entire month) is the sheer amount of plastic. …

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Springwatch

Those who follow my personal site on Facebook (Miss-Elaineous.com) will have seen that I enjoyed my own personal Springwatch this afternoon with a visit from a green woodpecker and that I religiously watch BBC’s Springwatch (and Autumnwatch and Winterwatch) every year. Tonight’s episode specifically brought up the problem that marine plastic is causing to our …

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#OneADayInMay: 29 May

I kicked off #OneADayInMay this year with a piece of litter blown over from the playing fields at Hardenhuish and Sheldon Schools, and today’s rubbish comes directly from there as well. Jon and I took advantage of the half-term break to get a look at the vegetation that is growing on the other side of …

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#OneADayInMay2018: 28 May

Today’s #OneADayInMay collection is a bit unusual in that it was already pre-collected for me and left next to a bin. I can assure you that there were at least 28 pieces here as I discovered when sorting it out for recycling. So why bother? After all, it’s all bagged up, it’s not like it’s …

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#OneADayInMay: 27 May

So I got a little distracted while working on my personal blog that I didn’t get around to posting the #OneADayInMay photos for the 27th until the early hours of the 28th. Oops. I did a little experiment last week and litter picked an area that I walk on a regular basis so that it …

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#OneADayInMay: 26 May

Jon and I popped by the Folk Festival this morning, and the festivities are well and truly underway throughout Chippenham. We are incredibly pleased to see the Festival decide to forego single-use water bottles, so if you’re heading into town please make sure to bring your own reusable bottle. Looking for something a little different? …

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#OneADayInMay: 25 May

It was drier tonight so I could display my #OneADayInMay finds, and one of the first things you’ll notice is the number of cups, lids, and straws. I’ve counted these as separate pieces of litter because each piece was found separately. This shows how what appears as one piece of litter can easily turn into …

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