We’re encouraging businesses, large and small, across Wrexham to support the Caru Cymru Litter Free Zone campaign.
The campaign is designed to encourage businesses to keep their communities litter-free and to raise public awareness of how unsightly litter will no longer be tolerated.
Businesses are encouraged to register their interest on the Keep Wales Tidy website and help keep the area local to them litter free through regular Litter Picks.
Businesses can either use their nearest Keep Wales Tidy Litter Picking Hub to borrow kit or buy their own equipment at a discounted rate from Helping Hand Environmental who are supporting the scheme.
As part of the sign up pledge, all businesses taking part will be asked to regularly report the amount and type of litter collected using the Epicollect system. The ultimate goal is a cleaner, more beautiful community, with a strong sense of community pride.
Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for the Environment and Transport, said, “Businesses are part of our communities and I urge them to take part in this excellent initiative.
“It doesn’t matter how large or small the business, they’re all important and can all make a difference in their communities.”
“We all want to see a cleaner, greener Wrexham and we can all play our part in making this happen either through our work, our leisure or just by using a litter bin and encouraging everyone to do the same.”
Speaking about the campaign, Louise Tambini, Deputy Chief Executive of Keep Wales Tidy said:
“We’re really hoping that businesses throughout Wales will get on board to support this worthy cause. Our Litter Free Zone campaign provides a range of opportunities for employers actively engage and encourage their staff to volunteer just a couple of hours a month. Becoming part of the campaign is the ideal way to make a real difference in the community, helping to not only protect our environment, but also preserve it for future generations.”
Any business wishing to take part in the campaign can visit the Keep Wales Tidy website to register their interest or download the Litter Free Zone toolkit providing full information on how to sign up. Litter Free Zones – Keep Wales Tidy – Caru Cymru
The initiative has been funded by the Welsh Government Rural Communities, Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.
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