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BCC backs Tidy Britain APPG Westminster event

* BCC-Fitzpatrick.jpgMembers of the British Cleaning Council have been invited to attend an event at the House of Commons this month to discuss ways of tackling the UK's growing litter problem.

The event has been organised by Keep Britain Tidy in its role as part of the Tidy Britain All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) and will be chaired by the BCC's voice in Parliament, Jim Fitzpatrick MP (Pictured here being interviewed outside the Houses of Parliament by ITV News.

The BCC has decided to sponsor the event as it gives members a direct say in the development of the Government's national litter strategy.

Following on from the successful 'Clean for the Queen' campaign, the gathering at Westminster will bring together stakeholders from charities, local authorities, parliamentarians as well as professional and socially responsible cleaning industry members.

"The aim of this event is to reflect on the challenges and successes of the Clean for the Queen campaign and discuss with MP's and other important stakeholders how to create a strategic approach to tackling litter together as a legacy for the campaign," explains Keep Britain Tidy CEO, Allison Ogden-Newton.

"Litter is now seen as a significant problem by the British public, with as many as 80 per cent of people saying that litter makes them 'angry and frustrated'."

Keep Britain Tidy will report its findings back to the BCC in the summer.

www.britishcleaningcouncil.org

7th April 2016




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