ECO-WARRIORS across the Wee County have been praised for their efforts during an annual litter pick project.

The yearly Spring Clean, organised by Keep Scotland Beautiful, saw more than 45,000 people from local authorities across Scotland step up to the plate and do their part to make the country litter free.

Between March 15 and April 28, seven litter pics took place in Clackmannanshire, part of a much wider initiative that saw more than 1000 happen in Scotland.

Barry Fisher, chief executive at Keep Scotland Beautiful, said: “Although 90 per cent of people agree litter is a problem across our beautiful country, what is inspiring is just how many thousands of people have played their part and enthusiastically jointed a litter picking event during #SpringCleanScotland – an increase in 15,000 people from last year.

“I’d sincerely like to thank everyone in Clackmannanshire who took part in these events, giving up their time and showing just how much they care about keeping Scotland beautiful.

“Every effort to tackle the litter emergency is extremely appreciated.”

Spring Clean Scotland is an annual challenge launched every year by Keep Scotland Beautiful.

This was created in response to the Scottish Litter Survey which found seven in 10 people believe litter is a problem locally.

85 per cent of people also responded saying they wanted to see more efforts being done to prevent litter in their area.

More information on efforts against the litter emergency can be found at