Keep Scotland Beautiful have teaming up with Glasgow City Council and McDonald’s to set up brand new Community Clean Up Hubs across the city.
The new groups across the City of Glasgow will join an existing network of over 30 community litter picking hubs set up across Scotland in 2020. All hubs are kitted out with Helping Hand sustainable litter picking equipment to carry out litter picks and litter picking carts to segregate and sort rubbish.
These hubs will empower communities who are frustrated by litter which worsened during lockdown to tackle local environmental concerns
Councillor Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction at Glasgow City Council, said: “There is no doubt Glasgow would be a much tidier place if everyone put their litter in a bin in the first place. But the community hubs and the volunteers they will support can play an important part in helping to protect the city’s environment.”
Barry Fisher, CEO of Keep Scotland Beautiful said: “These hubs will empower communities to tackle the litter, which we know worsened during lockdowns, in their own neighbourhoods and will support efforts across our country to clean up Scotland.”
Andy Gibson, McDonald’s Franchisee in Glasgow said: “Our teams help tackle litter every day in areas surrounding our stores. But we want to do more, and with COP26 on the horizon, I believe the business community can help drive positive change ahead of the conference”.