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Should we clean for The Queen?

PUBLISHED: 12:10 01 March 2016 | UPDATED: 16:54 01 March 2016

Clean for The Queen

Clean for The Queen

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Members of the public are being called upon over the coming months to do their bit and help Clean for The Queen.

Clean for The Queen is a campaign launched by Country Life magazine in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy, with the clear goal of inspiring one million people to take action and work together to substantially clear litter in Britain in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations in June.

The initiative mirrors the first national anti-litter campaign carried out in 1953, the same year as the Queen’s coronation, and thus far 6,314 volunteers have registered to lend a hand and 434 bags of rubbish have been collected.

A special weekend dedicated to the campaign is taking place across the country March 4-6, with specific clean up events being held in Norfolk at Holkham National Nature Reserve, Hethersett, Wood Dalling, Aylsham, Castle Acre, Kettlestone, Salhouse, Hardingham and Ingoldisthorpe.

According to environmental charity, Keep Britain Tidy, littering in Britain has increased by 500pc since the 1960s and is costing local authorities nearly £1 billion each year. Despite these numbers, the public is divided in opinion as to whether or not to support the campaign. Big brands such as McDonalds, Costa, KFC and Greggs are sponsoring the clean up, but will you be joining the cause, or do you believe there is a better way to celebrate Her Majesty’s impending birthday?

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