Our first post-Covid community litter pick was held on 20th May 2021 and coincided with ‘World Bee Day’. This event was sponsored by eco conscious local business, Dynamic Print.
Ten volunteers from award winning Taverham & Drayton Litter Pickers gave one hour of their time to pick up litter in the local area of Drayton, Norfolk. The total amount of rubbish collected in this short time came in at a grand total of 31.7 kgs – the equivalent weight of 384,615 bees.
Astonishingly it has been recently reported by Canadian researchers that clever bees have started using litter to construct their nests, after a nest made entirely from plastic was discovered.
Dynamic Print provided each volunteer with goodie bags of seeded paper to grow their own wild flowers, surely keeping the local bees happy and healthy.
Funds from the sponsored litter pick were donated to Taverham & Drayton Food Bank to provide relief to those in the area who need financial assistance.
Thank you Dynamic Print… you truly are the bees knees!
Blog by Stacy Bradley – Transforming Local Communities