Start: 1st May 2022
00:00
End: 31st May 2022
23:58

Are you up for a challenge?

If you are looking for a new challenge or took part in 2021, come and join us in a month-long litter picking effort across the county this May! If you didn’t take part in last year’s challenge, we will provide you with a litter picker, high vis vest and weighing scales so you can look the part, be safe as well as keep track of how much litter you collect. Already have your own equipment? That’s absolutely fine – just let us know as part of the survey and we’ll only send you what you need!

By taking part you will not only be protecting local wildlife from the impacts of plastic pollution but also have the chance to provide information about the types of litter collected to help inform solutions to tackle plastic pollution long term.

We have litter picking kits available for up to 250 participants.

The Litter Free Challenge will take place between Sunday 1st May – Tuesday 31st May 2022.

The Challenges

We understand that some of us will have more time than others. Therefore we are offering four different challenges to choose from and will provide you with your own equipment so you can litter pick in your local area at a time that suits you. The challenges to choose from are:

  • The 10-hour challenge – litter pick for 10 hours in 1 whole day
  • The 10 times challenge – take part in 10 litter picks throughout the month
  • The 10-minute daily challenge – every-day litter pick for 10 minutes throughout the month
  • The ‘create-your-own’ challenge – is there a particular challenge you have in mind?

Please read through the LFD risk assessment and take a look at the PPP survey forms before starting your litter picking challenge. When taking part in your challenge, remember to take and use bags or a reusable bucket to collect litter.

Join the #LFDChallenge Facebook Group(External link) to share your litter picking stories and support participants in Dorset taking on the challenge! Share your litter finds on social media by using the hashtag #LFDChallenge22 and tagging in @litterfreedorset and @Plastic_EU.