Students Win Art
The competition asked entrants to design a poster to illustrate the problem of litter.
One of winning designs by Holly Clifford, Abby Walker, Tegan Smith, Isabelle Jones will now be used as livery on Biffa’s street cleansing trucks which are used daily by a team of operatives who are responsible for keeping the Forest of Dean clean.
In the press release issued by Forest of Dean District Council, Councillor Marrilyn Smart, Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: ‘The entries have been really outstanding and we have been impressed by the level of understanding that the children have shown about the problems of littering. Litter harms our wildlife and local environment but there is a high financial cost too. In total it is estimated that 30 million tonnes of litter are collected from streets in England every year, costing close to a £1 billion to clear up. The more that we all do to eliminate litter can only be good news for the tax payer.’
The press release also included a comment from James Walker, Manager of Biffa’s depot at Cinderford, who said: ‘We have had a very tough decision in choosing our winners and we would like to thank all the children and schools which took part in the competition. In total we received over 130 entries. The new livery will continue to spread the message about why litter is such a problem and what actions we should all take to prevent it.’