Former Green Party leader helps collect litter in Sheffield

An umbrella, children’s tricycle and a car tyre were among the items collected during a litter pick organised by Natalie Bennett in Sheffield.

The former Green Party leader and other Norfolk Park residents collected litter at Talbot Road on Sunday 25 March in the Manor Castle ward of the Steel City.

Litter was collected for two and a half hours after the pickers started at the Duke Medical Centre car park.

Mrs Bennett said: ‘I think in Sheffield, like everywhere across the country, we have huge problems. But I think it’s important to think about the problem of litter as opposed to littering.

“We tend to think of littering as people just throwing things over their shoulder but a lot of this comes from systemic problems.”

The Green Party are proposing a ban on all single-use plastic which they believe is unnecessary in order to tackle waste problems.

“There are not enough bins, bins are not filled properly and waste can blow around,” continued Mrs Bennett.

She finished third after contesting the Sheffield Central constituency for the Green Party at the 2017 General Election.