What do a Holiday Park, a Sea Zoo and a community centre have in common? These three Green Key businesses in North Wales are among the first to sign up as litter picking hubs.

Litter picking hubs manage a set of litter picking equipment that can be booked out by individuals, groups, schools or businesses in the community to undertake litter picks. Hubs themselves can also organise litter picks. The hub is responsible for the process of issuing and returning the kit and directing users to Keep Wales Tidy’s guidance and H&S advice. Hub managers also collate data from those who’ve used the kit and feedback via a simple online system. Information about the number of litter picks are used to highlight activity across the country and the results of what’s found used to form the basis of behavioural change campaigns on both a local and national level.

Sunnyvale Holiday Park in Kinmel Bay, the Anglesey Sea Zoo and Canolfan Ebeneser in Llangefni are all delighted to be involved as it supports the existing work they do within their respective communities. Moreover, the work under this project reinforces their existing commitment to the International Green Key programme, helping them to strengthen their social and environmental credentials and supporting their application for the Green Key Award in future years.

As with all FEE programmes, Green Key is about educating staff and guests, so what better way to do that then to lead by example?

If your business would like to know more about becoming a hub please get in touch [email protected].

If you aren’t able to run a hub from your site, you could consider sponsoring one in another more suitable site within your chosen community.