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Lanarkshire residents run hundreds of litter picks for Keep Scotland Beautiful spring clean

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Thousands of Lanarkshire residents took action for their local environment by taking part in hundreds of litter picks during Keep Scotland Beautiful’s annual spring clean.A total of 369 events were held across the county as school pupils, community group members and local residents joined more than 45,000 Scots in helping tackle what the charity describes as a “litter emergency”.North Lanarkshire residents ran a grand total of 235 litter picks, while another 134 took place in neighbouring South Lanarkshire as the number of people getting involved across the country soared compared to 2023.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android Participants were praised for playing “an active part in improving the places they live, work and visit” as they also helped to gather data and raise awareness of littering through their efforts.Keep Scotland Beautiful chief executive Barry Fisher said: “What’s inspiring is just how many thousands of people have played their part and enthusiastically joined a litter picking event during Spring Clean Scotland – an increase of 15,000 people from last year.“I’d sincerely like to thank everyone across North and South Lanarkshire who took part, giving up their time and showing just how much they care about keeping Scotland beautiful; your commitment to tackling the litter emergency is

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