Clean for the Queen Campaign

Clean for The Queen

– is a campaign launched by Country Life magazine in partnership with Keep Britain Tidy, to clear up Britain in time for The Queen’s 90th birthday in 2016.

It will rally an army of volunteers across the country to clean up their local areas and will include a special clean-up weekend on March 4 – 6. Adrian Evans, who has been appointed as Campaign Director, ran The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee River Pageant in 2012. With the full backing of Keep Britain Tidy, the campaign already has the support of well-known national organisations with a total membership in excess of 1.5 million, as well as individual ambassadors.

How much litter is there?
About 2.25 million pieces of litter are dropped on the streets of the UK every day. Thirty million tons of rubbish are collected from England’s streets each year. That’s enough to fill Wembley Stadium four times over.

How long does it take to biodegrade?

  • Paper bag up to one month
  • Orange peel up to two years
  • Banana skin up to two years
  • Plastic bag up to 10–20 years
  • Cigarette butts up to 12 years
  • Plastic bottle up to 450 years

Clean for the Queen litter sacksWe are delighted to be offering free Clean for The Queen rubbish sacks. These will be available from Local Authorities, as well as some participating Costa Coffee and Waitrose stores. The full list of distribution points will be added to the website soon.

Now it’s up to all of us!

Clean for the Queen workers

A message from the CPRE Northants*

Will your village or group Clean for the Queen to celebrate her 90th birthday AND (at the same time) win a cash prize in the CPRE Northants 2016 Litter Heroes Awards?

 CPRE nationally is very happy to be an official Supporter of the Clean for the Queen campaign – especially since Her Majesty has been our Patron for many years.  And CPRE Northamptonshire is delighted to tie in our regular annual spring-cleaning competition with the national Clean for the Queen campaign.  With your spring litter-pick, your village or group can support either campaign, or both at once!

Our campaign dates are easy – the entire month of April.  The Clean for the Queen dates are the weekend of March 4, 5 & 6.  But as we say every year, any group in the county who holds a litter pick between now and midsummer is eligible for a cash award, The CPRE Northamptonshire awards will again be a main prize of £500 and two runner-up prizes of £150.

 * Campaign to Protect Rural England