It’s super important for us to teach our children all about the planet and the importance of recycling. So when McDonalds invited us back to take part in their Canal Litter pick, we absolutely said yes!
McDonald’s are joining forces with environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful and Scottish Canals to carry out a week long clean up. The events run from Scotland’s East to West Coast, which were kicked off with two events on 6th May in Wester Hailes and Port Buchan in Edinburgh.
Unfortunately Monday was super wet, but it didn’t stop Wren, I was super proud of her eagle eyes, spotting the rubbish and helping Calum get it in the bag! Little Iver did well too, keeping nice and cosy in the buggy until we went to lunch afterwards!
The staff at McDonalds are hyper aware that they should be doing their bit to keep our planet in good shape and I was super happy to hear that this was an ongoing initiative that was on the repeat. All employees volunteer to take part and there were 57 volunteers from 15 McDonald’s restaurants across Edinburgh and despite the weather and 90 of bags of litter were collected!
Other locations chosen for the nation’s longest litter pick this week include the Falkirk Wheel, Kirkintilloch Marina, Ruchill Church in Glasgow, Dalmuir Drop Lock in Clydebank and Bowling Beach in West Dunbartonshire. The key focus of each event is to clean up the areas surrounding waterways, to prevent litter ending up in the ocean.
I love to attend these events with my family, and I think it further drills the message home for us all, we’re all responsible for keeping our planet clean! Even if you don’t go to a clean up event, it’s always great to keep your eyes peeled when out for a walk and pick up whatever you can along the way! You’ll feel great and if you have kids, you’ll be setting a wonderful example! Sx