We invite you to join our citizen science #5KLitterSnap.
To all our committed citizen scientists. While you are out and about for your 5k exercise we ask that you participate in a week long study of litter. We know that much of the litter reaching our seas comes through freshwater pathways. There is unfortunately more dumping of litter now than before the COVID crisis. While you are out and about please take a photo of the litter you see and complete a short set of questions. We will use this information to help identify hotspots and focus any efforts for clean up. It will also help us identify the type of litter that is predominant in the environment. We know that we want to reduce plastic in particular, so help us identify what types and sources are around you.
This survey is open until 28th May and the data will be placed on a live central litter map on our website (see below) to indicate litter hotspots which you can track.
Thanks for your continued interest in taking part in citizen science. Please be aware that your work is filling gaps in information that we otherwise could not gather.