Clean Cornwall Week

Twice a year we concentrate our efforts in ‘Clean Cornwall Week’, to raise awareness of the different roles people are continually playing to help stop litter.

The next Clean Cornwall Week runs from 5-11 March 2016 and is supported by Kelly's of Cornwall. 

To celebrate Clean Cornwall Week, we have created the ‘For the Good of Cornwall’ community award to celebrate people within our communities who are taking action and playing their part to help keep Cornwall clean. We are calling for members of the public to nominate a person, group or business for the role they play in helping to keep Cornwall litter free. The award is part of our ‘Faces of Cornwall’ campaign which aims to help us raise awareness of litter and encourage people across Cornwall to help #stoplitter.

The fifteen ‘Faces of Cornwall’ launching the campaign include the likes of The Kernow King and BBC Radio Cornwall’s Laurence Reed, who both regularly share their proactive views on litter with their audiences, to Francis the Newlyn Fisherman, who brings in the litter he catches for safe depositing in the harbour bins. The fifteen faces all have one thing in common – they are taking action for the good of Cornwall.

Alongside this award Clean Cornwall Week continues to highlight the volunteer led groups of individuals who organise litter picking activities as part of the Week. 

If you would like to play a part in Clean Cornwall Week then here is how.

Nominate! Tell us about someone, a group or a business in your community who you think deserves recognition for the role they are playing to help stop litter. Actions big or small. They all add up. Nominations close at 5pm on 16 March and the winner will be announced in the West Briton on 23 March 2016.
Join In! As we get nearer to the week(s) you will find a list of events being organised by communities and organisations across Cornwall throughout Clean Cornwall Week. AND, if there isn't something happening in your area then why not organise your own. Our Litter Pick Pack can help you do this with hints, tips and health and safety information.

Meet our Faces of Cornwall!  Find out what 15 people from across Cornwall are doing to help stop litter. The roles they play vary in both scale and type of activity, but all have two things in common. Their actions count. Their actions are for the good of Cornwall. 

Turn on the Tap! Join 1000's of people across Cornwall who are choosing to refill their own flasks and water bottles with tap water from locations across Cornwall. They all believe that we can divert huge amounts of bulky plastic bottles from our bins and environment by simply topping up with tap water when we are out and about. 

Say so long to single use plastic! If you want to do more to reduce the amount of single use plastic you rely on then here are some simple changes you can make.