Members of staff at Southampton Airport, UK, dedicated their time yesterday (April 8) to help members of the local community to clear litter and hazardous rubbish dumped at Frogs Copse, a woodland area located next to the airport.
Joining forces with local residents, the team collected more than 10 full bags of rubbish, including golf clubs, plastic signs and pieces of carpet.
Neil Garwood, managing director at Southampton Airport, said, “We are proud to have organized such a positive event yesterday. The area that we focused on clearing is very often used by children as a shortcut from Bitterne Park, so it is important to keep it tidy and free of hazards.
“It’s incredible how much rubbish accumulates in such a small area. We are committed to working with our community to make the areas around the airport cleaner and safer.”
The spring litter-picking was organized as part of the popular cleaning movement called TrashTag, that encourages people to clean up the environment around them. The challenge has gained momentum all over the world and sees thousands of people picking up litter in their local communities. The airport is already planning a series of other TrashTag events in the area later in spring.