Plastic Patrol: Report finds Islington among most engaged boroughs in tackling single-use plastic ‘litter crisis’

PUBLISHED: 12:51 25 February 2020 | UPDATED: 12:51 25 February 2020

Plastic Patrol volunteers. Picture: Plastic Patrol

Plastic Patrol volunteers. Picture: Plastic Patrol


A not-for-profit organisation that promotes litter picking has praised the efforts of Islington volunteers to collect single-use plastic.

Plastic Patrol volunteers. Picture: Plastic PatrolPlastic Patrol volunteers. Picture: Plastic Patrol

Plastic Patrol has published a report documenting the number of single-use plastic items found discarded in different parts of the UK.

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The report, part of five-year study, presents the analysis of data on 64,913 pieces of litter recorded in the organisations Plastic Patrol app by volunteers over a nine-month period from April 5 to December 31.

According to this data, Islington volunteers collected and recorded 1,154 pieces of litter over this period.

Lizzie Carr, Founder of Plastic Patrol, said: "These results, obtained across the UK over nine months, serve as a crucial wake-up call to us all. It is clear that now is the time for government, industry and individuals to step up our ambitions and act accordingly to tackle the single-use litter crisis, which continues despite increasing awareness."

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