Is this the view you want to see? We campaign to provide practical solutions which reduce the amount of waste and litter in Loch Lomond and Trossachs. The solutions are for you to Reduce, Recycle and Take your Waste Home.
Refill Loch Lomond and Trossachs
If just 1 in 10 Brits refilled a water bottle once per week, we’d save around 340m plastic bottles a year.
Out of the 2.5bn plastic coated single use coffee cups used in the UK each year only 0.25% are recycled, 4% are littered and 95.75% end up in landfill.
To reduce the amount of plastic pollution and to make it easy to use a reusable water bottle rather than buy a single use water bottle, we deliver the campaign Refill Loch Lomond and Trossachs. You can find local businesses who are signed up to and willing to Refill your water bottle through Refill app or by looking for the Refill window sticker.
Reusable bottles, containers and cups are safe to use
Be assured that as long as you and the business follow good hygiene practice, a reusable is just as safe to use as a disposable, but a lot kinder to our environment. Follow the guidance shared in the video and continue to reduce plastic pollution and litter.
Hot drink cups
If you choose to use a disposable cup for your hot drink, you can still make a difference to reducing the waste going to landfill by returning your used cup to a participating business. Inspired by #CupMovement campaign in Glasgow , we have brought it to Loch Lomond and Trossachs. When you return your used cup, you are ensuring that it will be recycled via specialist waste company.
It is great when a business chooses to purchase compostable packaging for its takeaway food and drink, however unless it is recycled in the correct way, most of the environmental benefit is lost as the packaging ends up in landfill. We want to raise awareness and guide how to dispose of this waste and ensure that you help it to be an environmentally friendly product.
Take your waste home
Unfortunately, the beauty spots which we love to enjoy are subject to people littering their picnic and camping waste. A wild and natural area will not have the same infrastructure as an urban area so requires consideration of how you are going to dispose of your waste. Let’s make sure that stories written today about ‘Bonnie banks of Loch Lomond’ can paint a picture of unspoilt landscapes.
Protect our planet and wildlife from litter
We are a Community Ambassador for Planet Patrol. Through organising fun and activity-based clean-ups we collect evidence on litter found polluting the environment. This is used by Planet Patrol to make Government change policies and hold brands to account to stop them producing single use items.