Are you up for a challenge?
Get involved and take part in a month-long litter picking effort across the county in June! A litter picker, t-shirt and weighing scales will be provided so you can look the part as well as keep track of how much litter you collect. This equipment can then be kept after the challenge (or returned if you wish!)
Taking part will improve your fitness, as well as help save wildlife from the impacts of plastic pollution. Litter picking is also proven to increase your wellbeing. This is due to spending time outdoors, exploring new places and meeting new people along the way.
Choose a challenge!
We understand that some of us will have more time than others. Therefore, we are offering 4 different challenges to choose from and providing you with your own equipment so you can litter pick in your local area at a time that suits you. The challenges to choose from are:
The 10-hour challenge – Litter pick for 10 hours in 1 whole day
The 10 times challenge – Take part in 10 litter picks throughout the month
The 10 minutes daily challenge – Everyday litter pick for 10 minutes throughout the month
The ‘create your own’ challenge – Is there a particular challenge you have in mind?
To receive your challenge pack with equipment (t-shirt, litter picker and weighing scales) please complete the expression of interest form in the link below:
Please sign up before the 17th May 2021
Share your stories…
By taking part you will not only be helping save wildlife from the impacts of plastic pollution but also have the chance to provide information about the amounts and/or types of litter collected to help inform solutions to tackle plastic pollution long term.
Weigh bags of litter using the scales to track how much you have collected throughout June. Remember to put plastic in a separate bag if you want to tell us how much you collected.
Record the type of litter you find when out litter picking by completing the litter survey form.
Share your litter finds on social media by using the hashtag #LFDChallenge and tagging in @litterfreedrst
How about joining the challenge Facebook group to share your stories with other people in Dorset taking on the challenge?
If Instagram is more your thing tag us in your stories! @litterfreedrst @plastic_EU