A STAFF member at Forth Valley College has won a cash prize for sharing views on their on-the-go food and drink habits as part of an environmental campaign.

Claudia Campopiano, who works at Alloa’s Forth Valley College campus, earned £50 from a prize draw run by Keep Scotland Beautiful.

Keep Scotland Beautiful is an environmental charity who recently launched a new campaign to reduce on-the-go food and drink litter and increase recycling rates.

Partnering with Forth Valley College, they asked students and employees across the three campuses to consider how they could help reduce on-the-go food and drink litter, which accounts for 63 per cent of all litter found on the college sites.

Laura Watson, campaigns officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “We all enjoy on-the-go food and drink, whether it’s a sandwich, a bag of crisps, a chocolate bar or a can of juice.

“A quarter of litter recorded in our national surveys comes from food and drink packaging and 90 per cent of people agree that litter is a problem across the country.

“So, it is vital that we encourage everyone to consider what they do with their packaging.

“Ultimately, we want to see people recycling their packaging, but at the very least we are urging everyone to bin their waste and not to drop or chuck it – further deepening Scotland’s litter emergency.”

The campaign has been launched as a collaboration between Keep Scotland Beautiful, FVC, Clackmannanshire, Stirling and Falkirk Councils and Coca Colar Europacific Partners.

This aims to raise awareness of, and help tackle, the single-use packaging generated from overuse of on-the-go food.