Litter prevention action plans06/03/17
A NEW litter prevention action plan for Dundee, supported by communities and businesses, could take the city’s Take Pride campaign to the next level, and pioneer the approach for the whole country.
Councillors will be told next week that Zero Waste Scotland have developed a model that can be used to cut down litter on city streets and at the same time help to prevent fly tipping.
John Alexander convener of Dundee City Council’s neighbourhood services committee said: “If the scheme gets backing from the committee we will be the first council in the country to use an approach that will take a far more collaborative and targeted attitude to the issue of littering.
“No one wants to live in a place where the streets, green areas and parks are blighted by litter, and while our Take Pride in Your City Campaign is a tremendous success this will give it a shot in the arm take it to a whole other level.”
Building on the aims of the Take Pride in Your City Campaign the project team will collaborate with council service areas and external stakeholders across Dundee to help them all to develop individual action plans which feed into a community wide scheme.
Template action plans for different types of organisations, including schools and businesses are available, with examples of positive intervention that can be added to or deleted as they are needed.
If the plan gets the green light from councillors on Monday (March 13) around 75 individual organisations will be engaged to generate the Litter Prevention Action Plan with specific tasks outlining what they will do to prevent litter and fly tipping.
These will feed into the overarching community level plan for Dundee allowing collaboration across multiple sectors and providing a platform for co-ordinated activity that will achieve a greater collective impact.
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