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Plastic Free Melrose Litter Pick on the River Tweed 

On Saturday morning, a group of volunteers met up at the Gattonside Chain Bridge to pick up litter along Tweed.

There had been a number of posters put up in the town and I am delighted to report that around 15 volunteers came along to help out. This group included a number of St. Mary's pupils, parents and staff.

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In all, we collected c40kg of litter from the stretch between the fishing hut and the bend above the weir. There were some weird and wonderful things including a child's jacket and, most surprisingly, a duvet! Who throws a duvet in the river? However, the bulk of the items were single-use plastics; mainly food packaging and drinks bottles.

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The litter pick is part of our campaign to help make Melrose an accredited Plastic Free Community. This is a way of recognising the efforts of local businesses as they work toward eliminating single-use plastic items like coffee cups, cutlery, straws, bags, bottles etc.

Well done to all involved!

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