16 November 2022
Pictured are Angela and family: “It does drive me crazy when I see litter. You head to a nice beauty spot and there’s litter flying about.”
By Lucy Ashton
A mum of four, Angela Breward is delighted to have won £250 simply for binning her litter and submitting a photo via the LitterLotto app.
Environmental Charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, and LitterLotto, the behaviour change app, launched a partnership earlier this month, to encourage more people to bin their litter and offers weekly prizes ranging from £50 to £500.
This innovative venture is one of the many ways Keep Scotland Beautiful is tackling the looming litter emergency. A national poll conducted by the environmental charity earlier this year highlights that two thirds of people perceive that litter is an issue in their local area, and 87% believe that it is an issue across Scotland.
Angela said: “It does drive me crazy when I see litter. You head to a nice beauty spot and there’s litter flying about.
“I saw an advert for the LitterLotto and I thought, ‘What a great idea!’”
Angela’s four kids were also involved and helped her submit her photo.
She added: “The kids all do it, they all help me take the photos on the app.”
Asked if she’ll be splitting the money with her helpful kids, Angela laughed and said: “Of course!”
Angela added: “It’s a good cause whether there’s a monetary reward or not, it’s something that everyone should do.
“Locally, where we live in our little village community, they do [a litter pick] every so often.
“They all go out with litter grabbers and black bags and it’s a great sight to see kids and pensioners and everyone getting involved.
Dumbarton litter grabbers at Levengrove Park.