Ember in the running for national award

Ember recycling Photo
Ember recycling

Ember in the running for national award
The star of Wigan Council’s recycling campaign has been recognised as one of the country’s young litter heroes by a national organisation.

Ember has been encouraging people across the borough to do their bit and recycle more, recycle right. And her efforts have not gone unnoticed with her being shortlisted in the Keep Britain Tidy Awards 2018 in the Young Litter Hero Award.

The five-year-old budding environmentalist from Wigan has captured the imagination of people far and wide after the launch of her campaign in September in which she urged people: “Putting things in your bin is easy. If you don’t recycle the planet will be dirty and it’s my planet too.”

The video went viral with more than 130,000 people watching the video and adding their voice to the #JoinEmber campaign.

Already actively involved in looking after her local community through organising her own litter picks, Ember contacted Wigan Council to raise her concerns about the damage rubbish being left was doing to the world.

And Wigan Council was delighted to be able to team up with Ember to spread her eco message to a wider audience about how simple it is to look after the environment.