How To Support Stop the Drop
Are you fed up with litter? Would you like to make your community a cleaner place? Well this is your chance! Below are some ways in which you can make a difference.
Report Incidents to Your Local Council
Report any incidents of litter or flytipping in your area to your local council. This can usually be done easily by local council websites or call centres.
Say no to carrier bags!
As we all know, plastic carrier bags are very wasteful, 80% of shoppers put everything into free carrier bags at the supermarket; and 100,000 tonnes of plastic bags are thrown away each year that's the same weight as 70,000 cars!
Please encourage friends and family to use alternative environmentally friendly bags, which can now be found in most supermarkets and stores. CPRE produces its own cotton shopping bags, which can be purchased online at CPRE's Natural Collection shop at www.naturalcollection.com/cpre under CPRE products.
Sign up to our litter campaign e-newsletter
Sign up here to receive Bill Bryson's regular e-bulletins, with information and campaigning updates. You'll be kept informed as the Stop the Drop campaign unfolds, and we will tell you how you can get involved.
Join a Local Litter Pick
CPRE has joined forces with Cleanup UK to create an online litter network (See LitterAction). Launched in April 2009 the site aims to bring together individuals and groups who collect litter across England, helping to co-coordinate localised cleanup efforts.
Visit the Cleanup UK website to see what's going on in your area.
Run jointly by CPRE and Cleanup UK, the online community LitterAction helps individuals and local groups organise clean-up drives and awareness raising activities in their local area. British Waterways also organise an annual Towpath Tidy week, where you can help clean up a canal towpath.
Get involved locally
1. Encourage your local primary shcool - if it hasn't already done so - to get our schools toolkit 'How To Run A Whole School Litter Campaign' - see the schools page for details
2. If you live in East Hampshire, why not become a 'fly spotter' and participate in our pilot project - see the details on this flytipping project.
3. Organise or participate in an activity in your locality - see the community page for examples of our current activities and how we can help you.
You'll also find more ideas for practical action in our Campaigner's toolkit (PDF: 8.1Mb).
This page last updated 4th February 2011.
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