Snowdon Tidy

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Heat map for litter on Snowdon

What is Snowdon Tidy?

Snowdon Tidy is an initiative to achieve and sustain a meaningful reduction of litter on all main paths from the base to the summit of Snowdon. This includes the car parks and responsible disposal of rubbish i.e. recycling not landfill.

Our role

The Snowdonia Society contributes to the Snowdon Tidy initiative by organising litter picks on Snowdon each year. These litter picks are open to all of our volunteers and help reduce the amount of litter on Snowdons footpaths, car parks and surrounding areas.

In detail

The initiative is supported by the Snowdonia National Park Authority, Cymdeithas Eryri the Snowdonia Society, Snowdon Mountain Railway, Halfway Café, Natural Resources Wales, Keep Wales Tidy, North Wales Environmental Outdoor Charter Group, RAW Adventures, Snowdon Marathon, Bangor University (through the Green Innovation Future Technologies (GIFT) project), Wales Centre for Behaviour Change and the Welsh Institute for Sustainable Environments (WISE).

Collectively as a group we cover three key sectors: Conservation, Education and Recreation. We believe that it is important to represent each sector as they are all connected to the success of the initiative.

As well as collecting the litter itself, we map the location and volume of litter using GPS Dataloggers. This information is vital if we are to succeed, as it allows us to monitor the progress of our work and assess the extent of the problem. We have been using this technology for the past two years. The information gathered over this time allows us to make year on year comparisons giving us further evidence and guidance for future litter picks.
Contact Owain Thomas for more information or to get involved:
owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk
01286 685498

Campaign updates

Next Snowdon Litter Pick: April/May 2016


 

Results from our last litter pick…

The Real3Peaks Challenge Litter Pick 2015

Date: 10 October 2015

Location: Snowdon

  • 36 x Bags
  • 235 kg
  • 5 x Rucksack covers
  • 16 x Pairs of pants
  • Dog waste bags, baby wipes, fruit peel
  • 500 Plastic bottles

How you can help

Volunteer with the Snowdonia Society
Join the Snowdonia Society
Donate to the Snowdonia Society

Our volunteers collecting litter on Snowdon

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