Clear Plastic Bottles – the Running Total

18,322 bottles collected to date!

We’re aiming to pick up 100,000 plastic bottles, lids, cups, straws (and microplastics) from all around the globe – beaches, forests, road-sides, anywhere we find them. Why 100,000 – this is the number of sea mammals killed each year from being trapped in plastic or eating it.

We’re doing this as part of our UN Global Goals and The World’s Largest Lesson-inspired learning and ‘take action’ project we’ve called Clear Plastic UK.

Along with others who wish to help us reach our total, and do their bit for the planet, we’re making progress –  all of which is recorded below.

The hall of Fame

Nikki Triggs 38 1st Feb with number
1.02.17 Thank you to Nikki Triggs and family for their 38 pieces of plastic litter collected during their January litter pick.
29.01.17 kirsty 26
29.01.17 26 more plastic bottles to add the total, thanks to Kirsty Cavill.
587 roadside pick up with number
29.01.17 Picked up 587 plastic items by a busy road and there’s still plenty more to go back for!
Donna 200 with number
28.01.17 Another fantastic collection from Donna of 200 plastic bottles collected by the roadside.

Big thank you to Mary-Ann Ochota, Joe and Meridith for their Christmas Clean up of 60 plastic bottles – another great addition to the total.
27 bottles Zoe Homes @spoldz on 28th
28.01.17 Another super contribution of 27 bottles from fellow OS Get Outside champion Zoe Homes (@Splodz).
OS walk 5 on 27th Jan
27.01.17 Amy and Ella picked up 5 plastic bottles and cups whilst out on an organised Ordnance Survey walk with fellow Get Outside champions.
Craft Invaders 24 pieces
25.01.17 Thank you to Craft Invaders for their latest litter pick up and another 24 to add to the total.
Four Acorns pick up of 14 plastric items 25th Jan with number
25.01.17 Four Acorns joined in the Big Clean Up and collected 14 plastic items whilst our on a walk. A big thank you.

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22.01.17 Family beach walk and managed to collect 159 plastic pieces of litter swept up on the beach
Jen and Sim 40
20.01.17 First day of the Big Clean Up and thank you to Jen and Sim Benson (@jenandsim) for collecting 40 plastic items (along with other rubbish) whilst out on a run.
Donna with number
15.01.17 This is an amazing addition to the Wall of Fame. A big thanks to Donna and pals for their collection at Larne Lough.
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14.01.17 Thanks to @BareFootPhotographer and Eysa (the hound) for their collection of 43 plastic bottles from Scilly Rocks.
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08.01.17 @julndevon tweeted a photo of their liter pick with 11 to add to the total. Another big thank you.
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08.01.17 A beautiful walk in the woods spoiled by litter. Picked up another 49 to add to the total.

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02.01.17 – 25 plastic litter items collected by the Hull family (along with a load of other beach litter). A big thank you to them.
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02.01.17 – Surprising how much you can find on one beach. We didn’t even make it to the end of Spurn Point and collected 564 pieces. As well as this some other volunteers on the beach collected 200 – a big thank you to them.

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23.12.16 – 74 pieces of beverage litter collected in a festive beach clean. Another big thank you to Kirsty Cavill for six more
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4.12.16 Amazing what you can find chucked at the side of country roads! 273 pieces of single plastic bottles, lids, cups and straws.
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26.11.16 Picked up 22 bottles whilst out on a walk in the countryside. – most of which were found on the roadside.
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13.11.16 Thanks to Kirsty Cavill for her continued support with another 61 single use plastic bottles and lids to add to our total.
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06.11.16 Astrid Shepherd picked up 89 single use plastic beverage items (plus a couple of supermarket trolleys on the way!)
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13.11.16 – 94 bottles collected walking around London (note the Shard in the background!)
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3.11.16 – 30 bottles collected by Eddie the Hedgehog (mascot of Home Ed group, Daventry)
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10.10.16 – 98 pieces picked up at two service stations on the M6

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9.10.16 – 1,680 pieces picked up by Matt Heason and friends during a village clean up!
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6.10.16 – 101 pieces picked up around Blackshaw Moor

 

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507 pieces of plastic picked up while walking into Blackpool
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101 pieces of plastic collected during a walk around Liverpool.
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11.9.16 – 19 bottles collected on the way back from a Sunday lunch!

 

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11.9.16 – 7 MORE bottles collected by Kirsty Cavill!

 

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10.9.16 – 27 pieces of plastic collected from a beach in Anglesea (with Jason Rawles!)
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9.9.16 – 40 bottles collected by the awesome Polly Small and her son Frankie!

 

13th Beach Clean Denmark (83+69)
13.8.16 – 152 pieces of plastic collected on the North West coast.
5th August Rob (68)
5.8.16 – 68 bottles collected by Rob and his amazing son!
12th Aug 2min becah clean Denmark (13 + 22)
12.8.16 – 35 pieces of plastic collected during a 2 minute beach clean
2nd Aug Astrid (25)
2.8.16 – 25 more bottles collected by the amazing Astrid.

31 July Elizabeth Peters (12)
12 bottles collected by Elizabeth Peters
2nd Aug 2016 (46) Astrid
2.8.16 – 46 bottles collected by Astrid and friends.

18.7.16 – 29 pieces of plastic collected from a park in Arnold.
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14.7.16 – 147 pieces of beverage litter collected in different forests around Nottingham
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18/6/16 – 11 MORE bottles collected by the brilliant Astrid Shepard, with the help of Andy McLean, Jane Attard, Becky and Mark, Luke Hull and Ollie, Dave Selby and Max Gruening. Thanks guys!!!
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About 10 bottles picked up as part of the 2 Minute Beach Clean
Fraisthorpe 11th June 109
11.6.16 – 109 pieces picked up from Fraisthorpe beach
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10/6/16 – 28 bottles collected by the brilliant Steve Blethyn!!!
191 Southport 30th May
30.5.16 – 191 pieces of litter found on Southport beach.
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8.6.16 – 98 pieces collected from Hornsea beach.
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23.5.16 – 36 bottles collected by Steve Blethyn!
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23.5.16 – 16 bottles collected by the awesome Eleanor Williams!

 

11 May Ben LAwers 27
11th May – 27 bottles, tops and lids collected on the way down from Ben Lawers.

10 May Drive to Maragowen 55
10th May – 55 pieces picked up from lay-bys on the way from Fort William to Killin.
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May 2016 – 9 bottles picked up by Michelle Williams. Thanks so much Michelle!

Ieva Balode Isel of Skye 22
May 2016 – Ieva Balode collected 22 bottles when on the Isle of Skye. Go Ieva!
Yes Tribe IOW 201
May 2016 – an amazing 201 items picked up by the YES Tribers during their microadventure on the Isle of Wight. Yay! – thanks guys!

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5.5.16 – 1201 pieces of beverage litter (in particular bottle tops!) collected from Strathclyde Country Park.
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May 2016 – 3 items picked up by the brill daughter of Eleanor Williams!
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3 bottles collected by Elise Downing during her (ongoing) around the UK run!

 

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2 bottles collected by Ieva Balode on Ben Nevis!

 

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4 bottles collected by Eleanor Williams.

 

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A baker’s dozen collected by the brilliant Astrid Shepherd!

 

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2.5.16 – 81 pieces of beverage litter collected from our Hadrian’s Wall Walk (Rickerby – Bowness on Solway)

 

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30.4.16 – 1.5.16: 38 bottles collected from along our Hadrian’s Wall Walk (Steel Rig – Rickerby)

28.4.16 – 3 pieces of plastic litter collected from along the Hadrian’s Wall Walk (Chesters Roman Fort – Steel Rig)

4 pieces of beverage litter collected by Aleks Kashefi.

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27.4.16 – 52 pieces of beverage litter collected from along the Hadrian’s Wall Walk (Wall Houses – Chesters Roman Fort)

 

171 pieces of plastic litter collected by Jason Rawles!

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227 pieces of plastic litter collected from the Hadrian’s Wall Walk (Newcastle – Wall Houses)

 

25th April 607
25.4.16 – 607 pieces of plastic beverage litter picked up from the cycle trail between Tynemouth and Newcastle.
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24.4.16 – 190 pieces of plastic collected from Whitley Bay.
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24.4.16 – An awesome 22 bottles collected by Elizabeth Peters.

 

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22.4.16 – 203 pieces of beverage litter (mainly bottles) picked up while walking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks.

22.4.16 – 7 bottles picked up by Jason Rawles.

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6.2.16 – 27 bottles collected from roadside in Tournehem, France
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8.2.16 – 20 bottles collected from roadside in Guignicourt, France
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22.2.16 – 16 bottles collected from cycle route to Aime, France
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24.2.16 – 21 bottles collected from cycle route to Bourg-Saint-Maurice, France
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24.2.16 – 100 bottles collected by the Dyer Family in their local park
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25.2.16 – 6 bottles collected from cycle route to Bellentre, France
2nd March Bourg St Maurice
2.3.2016 – 70 pieces of litter removed during a walk in Bourg St Maurice.
Nice beach March 2016
9.3.16 – 300 bottles etc removed from the beach at Nice and recycled.
Fontvieille
11.3.16 – 7 bottles collected around our camping aire
St Marie Du La Mar
11.3.16 – 196 collected from St Marie Du La Mar beach
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12.3.16 – 50 bottles collected by Astrid Shepherd on her way home from work.
Villanova
15.3.16 – 245 pieces of plastic beverage litter (mainly plastic straws) picked up from Vilanova beach, Spain.
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17.3.16 – 154 pieces of plastic litter picked up by the brilliant Barlow family.
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17.3.16 – 89 pieces of plastic drinks litter picked up along the La Torre Del Sol beach, Spain.
Alcossebre - 18th March
18.3.16 – 6 bottles removed from a coastal path in Alcossebre, Spain.
MAdrid 30 March
30.4.16 – 17 pieces of plastic litter removed from Madrid’s Parque El Retiro
Benicassim 134
22.3.16 – 134 pieces picked up in Benisassim
El Estorial 202
31.3.16 – 202 pieces of litter picked up near El Escorial.
100 pieces of plastic litter picked up by Kirsty Cavill over Easter
Salamanca 301
02.4.16 – 301 pieces of litter picked up in Salamanca, Spain.
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3.4.16 – 7 pieces of plastic picked up by Jason Rawles and Sarah Stead
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4.4.16 – 360 pieces of plastic litter picked up at Tordesillas, Spain
Polly 20 4th April
4.4.16 – 20 bottles picked up by the brilliant Polly Small and her eight year-old son. Great work!
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6.4.16 – 137 pieces of plastic picked up on Oyambre beach
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75 bottles collected by the super Alexandra Moyes and Chris Barnes.

Wed 6th Kirsty Cavill
6.4.16 – 9 bottles picked up by the awesome Kirsty Cavill
13th April Fretters 10 bottles
13.4.06 – 10 bottles picked up by Jo Fretter and daughter. Well done guys.
astrid and ruthie 17th April 16 bottles
17.4.16 – 16 bottles picked up by Astrid and Ruthie (aged 4) in separate locations but towards a shared cause.
Bridlington 19th April 209
19.4.16 – 209 pieces of plastic litter picked up near Danes Dyke.
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5 bottles picked up by Astrid Shepherd. Great job!

 

Kirsty Cavill 19th April 7
Another 7 bottles picked up by Kirsty Cavill!

 

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A brilliant 28 bottles collected by Steve Blethyn.