Wild Earth Movement
Location: Stourbridge, UK and Great Barrington, USA.
At the end of 2020 we pledged to pick up 10 pieces of litter for every new follower on our Instagram account and every subscriber to our news letter. Thanks to everyone who joined the Wild Earth Movement we picked up over 600 pieces of trash from local parks, woods and road sides. We are still restricted to travel due to Covid-19 but when it is safe to do so we will be extending our clean ups further afield.
Sunday 6th December 2020
Locaton: Stourbridge West Midlands.
All rubbish from our latest clean up has been counted, sorted and cleaned. We had a total of 32 pieces to collect from likes on our IG feed. We got a bit carried away and picked up 65 pieces. Heres the breakdown:
28 aluminium cans
9 plastic food wrappers
8 foil food wrappers
6 single use plastic drink bottles.
5 single use plastic bags
3 glass bottles
2 takeaway drink cups
1 polystyrene fast food container
1 medication packet
1 plastic pack ring
1 hard plastic re-useable drinks bottle.
Monday 30th November 2020
Location: Stourbridge, West Midlands.
Out and about cleaning the local canal waters and pathways. We unfortunately are unable to get to a lot of it. Hopefully soon we will have nets so that we can get further across the water. Plenty of ducks and swans inhabit along the canal waters and the trash threatens them massively. There are dog waste bins but no rubbish bins along the canal routes. We are finding mostly drink and food cans. Perhaps installing waste bins along these routes could help?