AN environmental charity is urging residents to help ‘spring clean’ Scotland’s streets.

As part of their annual campaign, Keep Scotland Beautiful are calling on people from Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire to support communities across the country to remove litter from their local area.

Almost 15,000 people have so far confirmed their participation across 246 events. There are 73 schools registered, with events happening in all 32 local authority areas.

With the inaugural Litter League beginning earlier this month and their partnership with LitterLotto offering weekly prizes between £50 and £500, people of all ages to get involved are being encouraged to remove rubbish from local streets, parks and public areas.

Barry Fisher, CEO of Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “We’ve already seen a fantastic number of people commit to our Spring Clean but we know that many more communities could join us. there are many more people litter picking who haven’t yet signed up.

“The litter issue across Scotland is as bad as it has ever been and the best way to tackle the problem is for more people to work together, and for us to collectively show the ground swell of support for more strategic action to turn the tide on litter.

“Spring Clean is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to make an impact. Every action, however small, makes a difference.

“We would love as many people as possible to take part and help us achieve our vision of a clean, green and sustainable Scotland.

“Join us. Help us clean up Scotland. The time to act is now.”

The campaign, which runs until Monday, April 17, assist residents in setting up a litter pick in their community.

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