McDonalds staff get to grips with litter problem

TEAMWORK:  Staff from McDonalds in Peterhead get to grips with the litter near to the Invernettie Roundabout.'Picture: Submitted.
TEAMWORK: Staff from McDonalds in Peterhead get to grips with the litter near to the Invernettie Roundabout.'Picture: Submitted.

As part of a series of events taking place by McDonald’s restaurants across the country, local McDonald’s franchisee Geoff Cooper and staff from his Peterhead McDonald’s restaurant joined forces with members of the community, in a clean-up operation to rid litter blighting the local area recently.

Held in support of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s anti-littering campaign ‘Clean Up Scotland’, and part of its nationwide campaign, the McDonald’s clean-up crew were supported by Aberdeenshire Council who provided additional equipment.

The litter pick focused on the area around Invernettie and the retail park. A total of 16 bags of rubbish were collected along with a car wheel, various signs and even an old gate.

For more than 30 years McDonald’s has been dedicated to reducing the amount of litter on the streets and this initiative, which will cover everywhere from the Inverness Highlands and Edinburgh city centre to the Dumfries, will continue driving the company forward as one of Scotland’s leading retailers in the fight against litter.

Mr Cooper said: “It is always so inspiring to see members of the community join forces to clean up litter that damages our environment.

“It is everyone’s responsibility to keep our streets clean, and through these events we hope to do just that, by educating people on how to dispose of rubbish properly and encourage them to be more responsible.

“I’d like to thank my staff for their hard work and setting a good example of what can be achieved if people pull together.

“It’s vital that we all do our bit to tackle the issue - everyone from local businesses like mine, to the local residents should make a commitment to helping protect the local environment.”