As the school holidays kick off, and people begin to venture outside to have socially distanced meetings with friends, we’ve never appreciated going to the park more. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, they’ve been the location for our daily walk or run, and now the place where friends and family can be reunited safely.
We’re looking forward to celebrating Keep Britain Tidy’s initiative, Love Parks Week, later this month where everyone is encouraged to look after the parks they love, and appreciate the people who work to keep them clean. Green, clean spaces have always been important for a happy and healthy community, but never have they been so important than during the coronavirus pandemic.
That’s why we think it is really important to talk about how everyone can do their bit to make sure the parks that we love stay clean. Recently, parks across the country have seen overflowing bins and rubbish left behind. We want to make sure that all waste ends up where it belongs – in the bin.
As the summer weather looks set to continue for the weeks to come, we need to make sure we’re doing all we can to enjoy our parks and keep them tidy for everyone else. When using our park for outdoor activities, whether meeting up with friends, playing sports or going for a solo walk to enjoy nature, how can we make sure we’re doing all we can to keep our communal spaces clean?
One of our favourite ways to enjoy our local park during the summer is to have a picnic, and the parks are full of people enjoying drinks and snacks in the sunshine at the moment. However, parks are also seeing an influx of rubbish and people not cleaning up after themselves. We all want people to enjoy our green spaces, in a way that looks after the environment as well.
So, we’ve been thinking up some ways that we can enjoy a tasty picnic without creating too much waste. Let us know on Twitter (@BinItEducation) if there are any other things you like to do to have a delicious picnic that’s good for the environment too!
We hope you get outside and enjoy your local park this month, whether for a picnic or just for a walk in the sunshine. However, always remember to leave it tidy for everyone else to enjoy, either pop your rubbish in the bin or take it home to dispose of there. Get in touch with us @BinItEducation to share your best picnic tips, pictures of your local park or just to say hi!