A big thank you to everyone who gave their time to support the annual Big Boston Clean Up – a four-day spring clean held every year for the last 12 years.
Around 400 people of all ages who care about where they live and wanted to do what they could to make it better for everyone took part. Joining them at this year's event were Asda colleagues Sinead Hinch, Stephen Bromby, Anamaria Iatan, Jackie Day, Sandra Fletcher, Adam Young, Tina Brown, Sam Meshulam and Pete Robbins.
To mark the occasion Asda Foundation provided a £400 grant to help provide lunches for all of the volunteers. The event was a part of the national Great British Spring Clean campaign and is one of the biggest community events of the year with probably the biggest feel-good factor.
Stephen, our Boston store's community champion, said: "This year there was a particular focus during the clean up campaign on plastics and some of the plastic that was collected during the litter pick will be turned into a life-size plastic person standing on a plastic globe to reinforce the plastic pollution message.
"Over the next few weeks, Asda wants to inspire children and their families to reduce their plastic footprint as part of its 'Plastic Unwrapped' campaign. We hope to work with local primary schools as well as customers and colleagues. It's a chance to show our community how we’re putting our plastics pledge into practice."
To help educate children about the plastic waste problem and help to inspire them to take action we've introduced our Plastic Investigators Club. Teachers can sign up to join Asda’s Plastic Investigators Club at https://nationalschoolspartnership.com/initiatives/asda/
Pupils are inspired by a PI Club assembly covering the use and recycling of plastic and complete PI Club missions. At the end of the missions, pupils are challenged to think of creative ideas to inspire positive action and behaviour change in their community. They make posters to communicate these ideas.
There are plenty of regional prizes available and the national winner will receive a prize worth £1,000 for the winning pupil and £20,000 for their school.
To read more about Asda's environmental goals, please visit https://www.asda.com/environment