Monday, 1 August 2011

Litter Bugs

Happy August :)
How does a picnic in the park sound?

It's a beautiful time of year and certainly worth making the most of.  On the downside, I have noticed that our local park contains so much more litter due to people sitting out in the sun and having picnics, it is really disheartening to see.  Did you know that annually the RSPCA receives over 7,000 phone calls about incidents relating to litter and that RSPCA officers regularly rescue animals trapped or hurt by litter?  7,000 is just the tip of the iceberg as many wild animals hurt by litter are never discovered.

RSPCA have listed some of the preventable incidents dealt with here.

How to help:

This is easy... dispose responsibly!  

Recycle and re-use when you can.

If you are enjoying a picnic, please make sure you take your rubbish home with you and put it in the bin.

If you come across any litter in parks or areas where there a wild animals please pick it up and dispose of it safely.

Keep a look out for the plastic can holders which can be lethal to animals, there are so many of them around and it is important that you cut them up before disposing of them in the rubbish.

RSPCA have a useful guide showing particularly dangerous litter and how to dispose of it safely.

Please remember to share this information with your friends and family, thank you.

Happy Summer!
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