Visitors and locals in Devon: please take your rubbish home!

… to protect people and the countryside

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People are being asked by the police to act responsibly when on holiday or out on a hike, as reported in the Nub News:

Visitors to Sidmouth and local residents alike are being reminded to take their rubbish home with them and respect social distancing rules in an effort to protect East Devon and the wider county for everyone.

Take your rubbish home and respect social distancing rules – Police message to visitors and locals | sidmouth.nub.news

Devon Live puts it more directly:

Stern message for staycation tourists and locals in Devon and Cornwall – Devon Live

As it’s been pretty bad in some parts of the County:

Dartmoor camping ban over ‘littering, human waste and fires’ – BBC News

Dartmoor National Park uses emergency powers to ban wild camping after reports of human poo, litter and fires – Plymouth Live

Meanwhile, local campaigns are ratcheting up – for example:

Plastic Free North Devon (PFND) has launched a new anti-litter campaign called ‘Don’t even think about it’.

Anti-litter campaign makes people think about purchases | InYourArea Community

Exmouth has been busy (see photo)

Clean Beach Exmouth public group | Facebook

The Sidmouth Plastic Warriors have been doing their bit too:

Litter on the beach – Vision Group for Sidmouth

And Plastic Free Sidmouth is looking to relaunch:

Sidmouth Plastic Warriors – Doing everything in our power to get Sidmouth single-use-plastic-free

Sidmouth Plastic Warriors public group | Facebook

Watch this space…

   
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