Paws on Plastic campaign group wants dog owners to pick up discarded items Dog walkers in Kilmarnock and the Irvine Valley are being asked to play their part in the fight against plastic pollution. Paws on Plastic is a campaign group which encourages dog owners to pick up two pieces of plastic litter on their daily walks. Campaigner Marion Montgomery, originally from Ayr, founded the group in November in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire. It has quickly attracted interest around the UK and already has almost 2000 members on Facebook and Twitter. Marion told the Kilmarnock Standard: “The strength of Paws on Plastic is its simplicity. “Dog owners are already out there walking their dogs every day. “We see the litter, we have a spare bag in our pocket and it just takes a second to pick up a couple of pieces. “No extra time or effort is required yet if we all do our own wee bit, with over 1000 of us that’s over 2000 pieces a day – although, as you will see from posts on Facebook, most people pick up more than two pieces each as it is rather addictive.” At a time where plastic pollution is a significant […]

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