Asda, McDonalds and BGU litterpick

Bolton Green Umbrella | Monday 08 October 2018 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday, 12th September, Bolton Green Umbrella and Litter Pickers of North Bolton teamed up with staff from Asda and McDonalds to carry out a litterpick in the area, in particular along the river which runs underneath Blackburn Road in Astley Bridge. In all 20 bags of litter were collected, which were then picked up by Bolton Council.
Barb Hackett of Bolton Green Umbrella said:
"This was a great example of large business corporations working with local voluntary groups to take responsibility for their environment."

McDONALDS: McDonalds sent along two members of staff to help.
A spokesperson said: “We carry out litter picks every Sunday in the area round our Bolton restaurant, and as a responsible business are committed to playing our part in tackling rubbish. We are delighted to be able to make a difference in the local community and team up with others in the local area to have an impact.”

ASDA: Taking part were the branch manager and a member of staff from the Bolton store, the deputy branch manager and a member of staff from the Horwich store, and the branch manager of the Farnworth store along with Christine Baldwin, Asda’s community champion for the area.
The Plastic Purge litter pick was carried out across many Asda Stores in the North of England, enforcing Asda's plans to reduce plastic packaging as part of the ongoing war on waste. The supermarket has vowed to reduce the amount of plastic in its own brand packaging by 10% this year, while working with suppliers to find more recyclable solutions. Additionally the retailer said it will phase out 5p single use carrier bags from its stores by the end of 2018 and donate money from the sale of its reusable bags for life to charity. Asda, which is owned by retail giant Walmart, has already committed to making all of its own brand packaging fully recyclable by 2025, saying it is exploring ways to reach this goal.

Christine Baldwin community champion said “The litter pick was a success and it is great to work in collaboration with other businesses like McDonalds who also want to make a difference in their local community, collecting 18 sacks of rubbish was a great result and gave everyone a sense of pride”

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