Our team of #LitterHeroes have collected over 75 bags of litter in our home city of Leicester, as part of our partnership with the Great British Spring Clean.
Founded by Keep Britain Tidy, the Great British Spring Clean is the biggest volunteer event in the country, bringing half a million people together to clean up communities across the UK.
Our ‘Green Teams’ – groups of volunteers who drive eco-friendly changes across our UK sites – have got behind the event, organising a litter pick in Leicester’s Beaumont Park. More than 50 colleagues took part in the event, which was kicked off by Emily Stevenson, Great British Spring Clean ambassador and founder of the coastal clean-up charity, Beach Guardian.
Emily opened the event with an energising talk on the work she does through her charity Beach Guardian. The Cornwall-based community interest group collects and removes rubbish from the county’s beaches and runs educational workshops to help people develop a natural care and concern for the environment.
“Beach Guardian were thrilled to have had this opportunity to engage with the staff of PepsiCo today, highlighting the importance of participation and collaboration,” said Emily Stevenson, co-founder of Beach Guardian. “It was truly empowering to join the team on their litter pick for the Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean and a privilege to help keep their local environment clean. It’s inspiring to see larger organisations that are making changes and encouraging their staff to take part in these events, and we hope that others can follow Walker’s lead,” Emily continued.
“Today’s been a great opportunity to come together and do something in the community: we’ve had a fantastic turn-out by the team and we have similar events taking place across the country,” said Walkers Corporate Affairs Director, Duncan Gordon. He continued: “We’re calling on litter heroes across the UK and Ireland to separate crisp packets during their litter picks and recycle them through our new Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme.”
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