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Let’s clean-up our town!

PUBLISHED: 20:00 17 November 2018

A campaign to make Felixstowe litter-free is launched tomorrow Picture: GREGG BROWN

A campaign to make Felixstowe litter-free is launched tomorrow Picture: GREGG BROWN

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A project to make Felixstowe the first litter-free town in the country is being launched tomorrow.

The campaign will be launched at Brackenbury Cliffs Picture: GILLIE HOFFACKERThe campaign will be launched at Brackenbury Cliffs Picture: GILLIE HOFFACKER

Plastic-Free Felixstowe is leading the campaign with the aim to reach their goal by next summer.

The initiative to remove single-use plastic – inspired by David Attenborough’s shocking TV images – from the town has met with a tremendous response.

A spokesman for the group said: “The change in behaviour locally has been obvious and businesses have also responded by trying to eliminate single-use plastics.

“The group now wants to remove all litter, particularly plastic, from our town – not just beaches but anywhere it collects: in parks, grass verges, car parks, hedgerows and waterways. Let’s make Felixstowe the UK’s first litter-free town!

Members of Plastic Free Felixstowe pictured at a recent beach clean Picture: PLASTIC FREE FELIXSTOWEMembers of Plastic Free Felixstowe pictured at a recent beach clean Picture: PLASTIC FREE FELIXSTOWE

“We want a co-ordinated response: organising litter-picks wherever they are needed; widely publicising PFF and other groups’ litter-picking events. We want to supply equipment to anyone that needs it and we hope that businesses will pledge at least one day per year to litter picking.

“Ultimately we want to show a community determined to clean up the plastic all around us – an ambitious but achievable plan.”

The aim is to work as a community of residents, visitors, businesses and port-users with the support of the council.

The launch of the new campaign takes place tomorrow (Sunday, November 18) at 10.30am to noon with a litter-pick at Brackenbury Green, Cliff Road, Old Felixstowe.

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