Country roads and ancient woodlands strewn with litter – it’s a rubbish problem to have. The ‘Love Your Forest’ campaign in the Forest of Dean is exploring whether playful interventions can tackle this issue.

Each year 250 tonnes of rubbish are removed from the Forest of Dean alone, costing local tax-payers more than £400,000 a year. For every kilometre of road cleaned, three full black sacks of rubbish are collected. Yes sir yes sir, three bags full.

We'll be trialling new and positive approaches to the growing problem of rural littering involving all sections of the community. Activities range from the creation of the UK’s first rural litter shop to a walking trail of ‘Communitrees’ in the Forest.

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Stay updated with the latest news and events here, follow the campaign on twitter, use the hashtag #LoveYourForest or like the Facebook page.

The Love Your Forest campaign is sponsored by Lucozade Ribena Suntory which based in the area and operates their plant with ‘zero-waste to landfill’ policy.