McDonalds has entered into a four-year partnership with the Mayor of London’s Capital Clean-up programme and will be taking part with a series of clean-up events around their restaurants across the capital.
Boris Johnson is calling on local communities to join this year’s Capital Clean-up, and help tackle litter, rubbish and graffiti in their local parks, streets, estates, residential areas and waterways.
The Mayor’s Capital Clean-up campaign, in partnership with McDonald’s, is inviting community groups and local businesses to apply for grants of up to £500, or a special litter picking clean-up kit, to bring volunteers together in rubbish clearing events to create cleaner, greener, and safer local environments.
The Mayor said: “Bringing people together to roll up their sleeves and tackle litter and mess in their communities can make the world of difference, giving areas a mini facelift and making them more enjoyable for locals and visitors alike. I hope as many people as possible get involved in Capital Clean Up and help boost community pride by keeping our great city tidy and litter free.
Boris Johnson – “Bringing people together to roll up their sleeves and tackle litter and mess in their communities can make the world of difference, giving areas a mini facelift and making them more enjoyable for locals and visitors alike”
With the long-term support of McDonalds, Capital Clean-up aims to reach out to as many community groups as possible, providing the support they need to host clean-up events in their neighbourhoods.
The Mayor and McDonalds aim to attract 10,000 “clean up local champions” volunteers by summer 2016.
This summer there are more than 60 clean-up kits available to give communities the tools they need to get local residents involved and help make a difference. Each one includes litter pickers, tabards, bin bags and a £50 voucher to help provide new planting and painting, and create litter and graffiti free streets and parks.
Katie Parker, Head of Environment at McDonald’s UK said: “We’re committed to taking action on litter and by partnering with Capital Clean-Up, we hope to encourage Londoners to come together to help clean up their local areas. Our restaurant teams across London take great pride in their city and have already organised over fifty anti-litter events this year.”
In the recent spring Capital Clean-up campaign, 1560 volunteers took part in 77 events and collected over a thousand sacks of litter, 55 tonnes worth of fly-tipping, and helped freshen up around 240 thousand square metres of the capital.