Volunteers give Glasgow a spring clean

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A group of volunteers from five McDonald’s restaurants in Glasgow recently teamed up to give the city a spring clean.

A total of 16 volunteers joined forces to collect an impressive 34 bags of litter along the Clyde Walkway.

This event is one of the many clean ups taking place as part of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s national Spring Clean campaign, encouraging local communities to act and work together to tackle litter.

The campaign forms part of an eight-year partnership between McDonald’s and Keep Scotland Beautiful.

Local McDonald’s franchisee Andy Gibson, who owns and operates 20 restaurants in the West of Scotland,, said: “As a local business owner, I recognise how important it is that we all do our bit to keep Glasgow an enjoyable place to live, work and visit.

“It was fantastic to see everyone come together to tidy up the Clyde Walkway in Glasgow and I’d like to thank my team for their efforts in collecting 34 bags of litter, which will make a huge difference to both residents and visitors to our city.”

As well as the Spring Clean campaign, McDonald’s will be carrying out community litter picks events throughout the summer months as part of its Keep Up the Clean Up campaign.

On top of this, every McDonald’s restaurant carries out daily litter patrols all year round to collect all litter that has been discarded, regardless of its origin.

Crew members across the UK cover a total of 3,000 miles each week on litter patrols, which equates to 150,000 miles a year and the distance of five marathons each year per restaurant.