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Litter picking brand audit

Beyond the litter pick – creating action from recording

This weekend, Strandliners are holding free indoor workshops at RSPCA Mallydams Wood in Fairlight. Many of you will have joined our picks and surveys. But what happens after the rubbish is sorted, identified and recorded? What happens to the data? Beverley Coombes writes.

Preventing Plastic Pollution in the Rother workshops

RSPCA Mallydams Wood, Fairlight

Sunday 5 March – 10am to 12 noon and/or 1pm to 3pm

Litter picking pie charts

These pie charts illustrate the “litter DNA” of three different sites within a kilometre of each other along the River Rother, attempting to challenge the environmental psychology that all litter is the same.

Let’s turn the tide on plastic pollution in the environment. These sessions can help create local action for change.

  • Come along and see how a litter brand audit is processed
  • We will be looking at plastic polymers; which ones can be recycled?
  • Once the data is on a spreadsheet, we can produce simple statistics and images for capturing public interest
  • We will show how to upload litter picking data to support national campaigns and projects
  • This is a great event for anyone who likes spreadsheets or data but cannot get to the litter picking events – your time and effort is just as valuable
  • Refreshments & cake provided
  • Sign up through Eventbrite

Litter map

This free event is part of the Preventing Plastic Pollution project in the Rother, funded by the Rivers Trust, Sea Changers, Rother District Council and a local donor.

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Posted 10:23 Wednesday, Mar 1, 2023 In: Campaigns,Clean Seas Please!


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  1. Strandliners

    Hi Manajemen,

    Thank you for your comment. The indoor workshops were training events to enable others to add value to beach cleans and litter picks by identifying and recording the items they collect, and then sharing the data.

    The data are passed to larger organisations such as the Marine Conservation Society and Break Free From Plastic to build a body of evidence to lobby for change, such as the plastic bag tax, the ban on single-use plastic items and the deposit return scheme. Data can also create change at a local level. Our events are open to everyone – why not come along and join in. See our website for details.

    Best wishes,

    Comment by Strandliners — Wednesday, May 24, 2023 @ 19:27

  2. Manajemen

    What is the purpose of the free indoor workshops being held by Strandliners at RSPCA Mallydams Wood, and what happens to the data collected during the rubbish sorting and identification process?

    Comment by Manajemen — Saturday, May 20, 2023 @ 15:17

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