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Skelmersdale litter pickers out in force

An army of volunteers from Skelmersdale have taken to the streets as part of the Great Plastic Pick Up.

The team, from Chemist-4-U.com, hauled rubbish and plastic waste from near their base on Greenhey Place, East Gillibrands.

It was part of a nationwide effort to collect more than 15 million plastic bottles as well as aluminium cans and general litter.

Shamir Patel, founder and pharmacist at Chemist-4-U.com, said: “The issue of plastic and littering is very much at the forefront of people’s minds at the moment.

“As a company we’re passionate about keeping waste to a minimum and wanted to do our bit to keep the area clean and tidy.

“Rubbish from the entire industrial estate tends to collect in a few areas so we scoured around and collected as much as we could.”

Five volunteers from across the company donned their high-vis jackets and spent hours scouring the area with picking sticks and bin bags on Friday morning.

The event, spearheaded in part by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, aims to ‘encourage communities and individuals to come together to help pick up and collect as much discarded plastic as they can’.

Shamir continued: “The effort was organised by members of staff and they were really keen to get stuck in.

“It reminded us all about the importance of picking up rubbish and ditching plastic straws where we can.”