Members of the BCC have been invited to attend an event at the House of Commons in April to discuss ways of tackling the UK’s growing litter problem.
It’s been organised by Keep Britain Tidy in their role as part of the Tidy Britain All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), and will be chaired by the BCC’s voice in Parliament Jim Fitzpatrick MP.
The BCC has decided to sponsor the event as it gives members a direct say in the development of the government’s national litter strategy.
Following on from the successful ‘Clean for the Queen’ campaign, the gathering at Westminster will bring together stakeholders from charities, local authorities, parliamentarians as well as professional and socially responsible cleaning industry members.
Keep Britain Tidy CEO, Allison Ogden-Newton said: “The aim of this event is to reflect on the challenges and successes of the Clean for the Queen campaign and discuss with MP’s and other important stakeholders how to create a strategic approach to tackling litter together as a legacy for the campaign.”
Litter is now seen as a significant problem by the British public, with as many as 80 per cent of people saying that litter makes them ‘angry and frustrated’.
Keep Britain Tidy will report their findings back to the BCC in the summer.