Three for One / #LitterWatch2017: Week 19

With so much going on at the moment, today’s blog post is combining #OneADayInMay, #LitterWatch2017, AND a look at yesterday’s Community Clean Up as part of Chippenham BID’s Big Avon Tidy Up.

Starting with #OneADayinMay, today’s finds come from my rather fertile garden. Despite clearing it of litter on 1st May, another handful of pieces have worked their way over from the playing fields at Hardenhuish and Sheldon Schools.

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This ties in nicely to today’s #LitterWatch2017 update, as one thing I’ve learned since starting this experiment is that some rubbish weathers relatively quickly. So although these few pieces may look faded and ancient, they likely have been outside for only a few months before they blew over to my side of the fence.

Regarding #LitterWatch2017, there has been a dramatic change this week: the cigarette carton wrapped in cellophane lost its top and tore off of the board during high winds yesterday. Both pieces have been collected and placed on the bottom of the board. This was a surprise as I was expecting the carton without cellophane to be damaged first, but it continues to hold tight. Most of the other rubbish continues to fade, and a few pieces like the Lucozade bottle and tobacco pouch seem practically indestructible.

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And finally, let me re-iterate my thanks to everyone who helped at yesterday’s Community Clean Up, and well done to the Calne Divers and Sea Cadets for
their work in and along the river. I’m not sure what the others found,
but our group collected 10 bags of general rubbish and 10 bags of
recycling.

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It will take us a bit of time to tally up the recycling, but keep an eye on the blog for details.

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