Litter picks are a super easy way to care for your local community and environment and allow everyone to get involved and engaged with protecting and preserving their homes.
Litter picks don’t have to be huge events and you don’t have to attend organised events although these can often be a fun way to meet like minded people and provide a cool social occasion to catch up with pals.
The whole point is to show your support and to demonstrate a low tolerance to litter. To make a stand, an obvious one at that, that you want to keep spaces clean. A demonstration that you care about rubbish in your area and that you don’t support it. A way to help take care of your local wildlife and the spaces that are part of your everyday life. By doing the right thing yourself, you also show others how to do the right thing.
None of us like rubbish and it can be hard to keep on top of it in busy areas especially over the summer holidays when beaches are packed and few bins are about but the obvious thing to do is to take your litter home with you and dispose of it properly there where you have general waste and recycling bins.
Amelie Stubbs, 10, of Southsea in Portsmouth spent some of her school holiday litter picking the beaches of Seaview on the Isle of Wight and was motivated by helping to keep ocean environments healthy for the critters that she loves to find at the beach and in the rock pools she likes to explore.
Amelie hopped over from Portsmouth to the island in less than an hour with the super supportive team at Wightlink Ferries armed with her Waterhaul litter picker. Her natural interest in wildlife and nature mean that she enjoys adventures at the beach picking up harmful items that threaten the sea life she is passionate about. She knows she is making a difference and it motivates her and inspires us.
Good work Amelie Stubbs and a big thank you from us for caring so much!