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Bears join Bristol’s Big Tidy

The Bears have joined Bristol City Council and Bristol Waste Company’s Big Tidy pledge to help keep the city clean and green.

The Bears have joined Bristol City Council and Bristol Waste Company’s Big Tidy pledge to help keep the city clean and green.

The club have pledged to complete four litter picks, one per quarter, involving 100 attendees and collecting 200 bags of waste over the four litter picks.

As a part of Project Whitebeam, which the club launched in July, Bears signed up to the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework which sets us a target of reaching net zero by 2040 and meeting a 50% reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Together we have already began to make positive changes, our Big Tidy pledge will see us help to keep the streets litter free as we take part in litter picks.

On the Bears joining the Big Tidy, Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, said: “We’re delighted to see the Bears give full backing to our Big Tidy pledge and set an example to the city.

“Tackling litter in Bristol is everyone’s responsibility, and we have to work with businesses, communities and public services to make Bristol clean and safe. Support the Bears and Bristol by making your own Big Tidy pledge and be part of the team.”

Bears Chief Operating Officer, Tom Tainton, said: “In signing this pledge and our commitment to be net zero by 2040, we really want to encourage our local community to come on this journey with us.

“Getting involved in the Big Tidy is a fantastic way to help keep the streets of Bristol litter free whilst working alongside the community, and also helps build an understanding amongst all members of club how it’s important we look after the environment.”

About the Big Tidy

The Big Tidy was launched in October 2019 by Mayor Marvin Rees and aims to bring the sparkle back to the city by working closely with residents and Bristol Waste Company street cleansing crews. The team is made up of Bristol City Council neighbourhoods officers, parks officers, and Enforcement officers along with Bristol Waste Company street cleansers and graffiti removal experts.

About Bristol Waste Company

Bristol Waste Company is the city's local recycling, waste collection and street cleansing company. They also run the three Household Waste Recycling Centres in the city. As well as taking care of residents’ waste and recycling, they run a commercial waste service, offering local businesses tailored, cost effective recycling and waste solutions.

 

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