Pewsham Picks Up

Today was our third Community Clean Up in Pewsham and the first time without rain.  Indeed, it turned into a lovely day for a litter pick, and it was great to see such a mix of new and familiar faces attending the clean up.  Compared to the first time we visited the park, things are looking good–we found just about half the amount of rubbish and recycling as last year.  It is clear that both residents of Pewsham and Chippenham Town Council are doing more to keep this area tidy.  There is even supposed to be a regular clean up instituted on the first Saturday of every month–stay tuned for details!

Unfortunately this fence remains a problem area.  Until it is fixed, it will continue to be an eyesore, health hazard, and litter magnet.

Although better than the past, participants still uncovered 109 items of recycling, including a can that carried a Best Before date of 2003.  This breaks down into 14 glass bottles, 46 cans, and 49 plastic bottles that have now been properly disposed of at the recycling centre. 

Going even further into the data, the types of beverage containers found fall into the following categories:

  • Alcohol: 26%
  • Carbonated Beverages: 
  • Energy Drinks: 15%
  • Fruit Juice: 5%
  • Milk
  • Sports Drinks: 6%
  • Water: 3%
  • Other: 

And in case you were wondering, there are a few more #OneADayInMay items to add to the list:

Starting my day with a spot of litter collecting at Chippenham railway station.

Leaves on the ground are fine, but this is a leaf of a different colour! And can you spot the other piece of litter in this photo?

It may be clear, but it’s not camouflaged!

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