There’ a new bright anti-litter campaign in the streets of Edinburgh. Environment Vice-Convener, Councillor Adam McVey explains:
“For the last few months we have been working with Keep Scotland Beautiful on the #NeatStreets campaign in the Grassmarket, which aims to change the habits of litter-droppers using innovative techniques like the recently-installed ballot bins. By encouraging people to ‘vote with their (cigarette) butts’ on a series of fun and topical questions, the bins have really engaged the public and got people talking on social media.
Our own efforts over the festival will continue this interactive approach, with more ballot bins set for the streets, as well as brightly-coloured bins, portable ashtrays and ‘bin me’ stickers for take-away packaging – all measures designed to shake some people out of their littering routines.
And it’s not just during the festival that we want to keep Edinburgh clean – we want our City to shine all year round. We’re already planning ways to keep the momentum going after summer, working with local businesses, organisations and individuals to bring forward our sense of pride and responsibility in our communities for our environment.”
We couldn’t agree more! Let’s keep our beautiful city clean and bin all of our litter.
You can use the hashtag #OurEdinburgh to help spread the word.