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Upstream Battle

Recently, Berry | bpi group have participated in a litter pick.
Our colleagues Stacy Nicolson, Laurissa Toner, Gary McCorkell and Paul Taylor from the Greenock site were involved as part of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Upstream Battle campaign. This was organised by two of their local anchor groups, Rig Arts and Belville community garden.

As part of the litter pick a survey was carried out of a 100 metre stretch to see how much and what type of litter were being dropped. From this survey 519 pieces of litter were collected which included: 250 cigarette stubs, 45 pieces of fishing line, 82 wet wipes, 5 tea bags, 3 shoe laces and a bag of nappies.

The aim of the campaign is to tackle marine litter at source by raising awareness, gathering evidence and inspiring action up and down the Clyde valley.
A Week of Action (14-20th September) will encourage individuals, community groups, schools and businesses to get involved with awareness raising, litter surveys and clean up events.
During this period, bpi group will be heavily involved.

More details on what will be taking place will follow soon.

Fiona Delaney, Executive Assistant at Berry | bpi group said: “Keep Scotland Beautiful do a great job, not just helping to co-ordinate local events, but equally important by raising overall awareness of why everyone in the community should get involved. We are delighted to pledge our ongoing support and I hope that businesses in the Greenock area who have not yet joined the Upstream Battle will consider doing so.”

Below you can see a short video which Laurissa Toner filmed of the recent litter picking event.

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