Weston litter pick for Plastic Free July

Volunteers collect bags of rubbish from local beach and woods

On Tuesday 13 July and Wednesday 20 July, volunteer teams from National Grid’s Hinkley Connection Project armed themselves with grabbers and bin bags to litter pick around Weston-super-Mare.

The events on the beach and in Weston woods were organised as part the global Plastic Free July movement, which National Grid encourages all its employees to support.

Last year the Hinkley Connection team implemented a ban on single-use plastic water bottles at the project office. This year they wanted to support Plastic Free July and the local area at the same time. In total volunteers filled 15 bin bags with rubbish on the two evenings.

“We’re always looking for ways that we can support the local communities that we are working closest too, either by volunteering or through our community and schools grants. I’m pleased that so many colleagues gave up their time to take part,” says event organiser and office manager, Dana Bruce.

“The aim now is to make the clean-up events a regular and bigger part of the project’s volunteering programme – involving all contractors on the project, so we can make even more of an impact,” adds Dana.