High March Pupils Say "Bin It - Don't Drop It"
Pupils at High March School in Beaconsfield have created a winning poster encouraging people not to drop litter - made from litter!
The poster was created for a South Bucks District Council school competition to design a poster that will be displayed on council refuse collection vehicles from September. The artwork will help launch a new anti-litter campaign and hopefully discourage littering throughout South Bucks.
Chairman of the Council, Councillor Alan Walters, awarded the 15 lucky pupils with their prize bags saying “The children have worked hard on their poster which gets a clear message across in a positive and colourful way. It will look great on our refuse collection vehicles and encourage people to think before they drop”.
Litter is a big problem. Not only is it unpleasant and unsightly, but it also attracts further littering or fly-tipping and can also be dangerous to us and to wildlife. Even biodegradable litter like banana skins or orange peel can take a long time to decompose and can encourage rats and foxes.
“South Bucks District Council spends over £900,000 a year keeping our district clean” says Councillor Alan Walters “just because litter isn’t as visible it doesn’t mean that it isn’t a problem. It is about time littering became socially unacceptable”.
From September South Bucks will be joining forces with Keep Britain Tidy to promote the new ‘Love Where You Live’ campaign that encourages people to look after and take pride in their local environment. Anyone can get involved by joining Love Where You Live on facebook or twitter and posting an image of where you live and a description of why you love it. Find out more about the campaign at the Keep Britain Tidy website www.keepbritaintidy.org
The winners with the Chairman, Councillor Alan Walters.
For more information please contact
South Bucks District Council,
Denham, Bucks. UB9 4LH
Tel: 01895 837200