Keep Britain Tidy is responsible for many other campaigns and
programmes designed to make where we live cleaner and greener.
Our campaigns do two things - provide useful facts and
information, and encourage everyone to do their bit to help win the
battle against litter.
The Big Tidy Up is a key part of
the Love Where You Live campaign. Launched in September 2008, The Big
Tidy Up is England's biggest litter pick and a great
opportunity for individuals, groups, organisations and businesses
to really get stuck in and tidy up their neighbourhood.
Involving as many people as possible is a really important part
of Keep Britain Tidy's campaigns, but sometimes prevention is the
most important thing. Our Dog Poo Fairy campaign reminds dog owners
that it's their job to clean up after their pooch - there's no
magic wand solution.
Similarly, our car litter campaign specifically targets people
who throw rubbish from their cars. With the slogan 'Together we can
stop car litter. Report it at www.keepbritaintidy.org', we're
working hard to highlight the anti-social nature of littering.
All Keep Britain Tidy's campaigns are rooted in extensive
research, and the annual
Branded Litter Survey provides important information about
the type of litter on our streets. No brand likes to be associated
with littering, and the survey highlights which brands need to work
harder to reduce their contribution to the problem.
Although we think littering is a serious matter, that doesn't
mean we can't have some fun in the fight against it. Our Get Behind
Keep Britain Tidy! campaign, launched in July 2010, used saucy
seaside-postcard humour to encourage people to stop littering. With
messages such as 'Bend Over and Think of England' and 'Get Behind
Us', we raised a few smiles as well as an important issue.
Keep Britain Tidy works with local and international partners to
run programmes that encourage good management of, and respect for
We love a day at the beach, and our
Quality Coast Award recognises and rewards good beach
management. Keep Britain Tidy also administers the Blue Flag scheme in England, an
international award managed by the Foundation for Environmental
Education (FEE). It is awarded to coastal destinations that have
achieved the highest quality in water, facilities, safety,
environmental education and management.
It's not all about awards, and our
BeachCare programme aims to raise awareness of the problem of
beach litter and empower local people to make a difference in their
area. In collaboration with Cornwall Council, the Environment
Agency and South West Water, Keep Britain Tidy is currently running
pilot BeachCare projects. We hope to roll this out across
We don't just like to be beside the seaside - rivers and canals
also float our boat. Our
RiverCare programme in the Anglian Water region, and
WatersideCare in the West Midlands, involve working with local
communities to improve and monitor waterside environments.
Education is a vital part of Keep Britain Tidy's work, which is
why we look after the international Eco-Schools
programme in England. There are 46 countries that currently run the
Eco-Schools programme - from the UK to France, Morocco to South
Africa - and schools works towards three awards: Bronze, Silver,
and the much-coveted Green Flag.
Keep Britain Tidy also has its own
Award, in this instance for parks and green spaces. Awarded on
an annual basis, in July 2011 awards were given to 1,288 parks and
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