Jack takes on ‘litter bandits’ and wins Young Mayor’s award

Bins, Waste and Recycling
10:00, Friday, 21st May 2021

Since the beginning of this year, a little boy called Jack Johnson, who is just 4 years old and lives in Brigg has been dedicating his time and efforts to clean up the streets of Brigg in his mission to eliminate all ‘litter bandits’.

He started with the standard litter picking equipment provided by North Lincolnshire Council, but due to the amount of litter Jack collects, he needed something bigger. The Brigg community soon heard about Jack’s efforts and presented him with his own trolley to help him on his litter pick crusades.

Since receiving his trolley Jack has continued on his mission and litter picks wherever he goes. He is very aware that people should not litter and instead use the bins provided or take their rubbish home.

To help protect the environment and encourage others to dispose of their litter correctly, Jack is working on his own message to send to the ‘litter bandits’ that will be displayed in and around parks and playgrounds within Brigg.

Many within the Brigg community have recognised Jack’s efforts and nominated him for the Young Mayor’s environment award. Once the Young Mayor, Zaynah Jamal heard Jack’s story there was no denying his hard work and dedication and presented Jack with his environment award and crowned him an environment champion.

Jack has since taken on new challenges and projects within Brigg and with the support from his parents has his very own Facebook page called ‘Jack of all Trades’, so you can keep up to date with Jack’s latest crusades.

If you know a child or young person under 18 who is using their time to improve the local environment by litter picking, is passionate about recycling, reducing their plastic usage or plants trees or flowers to encourage wildlife, nominate them for the Young Mayor’s Environment Award.

To nominate a person under 18 for the award email: young.voice@northlincs.gov.uk with the name and age of the young person you are nominating, along with your name, contact details and reasons for your nomination.

If you want to get involved and are looking for a litter picking group near you, or to start one of your own, call us on 01724 297000 or email neighbourhoodservices@northlincs.gov.uk.

You can also sign up the Great British Spring Clean, running from 28 May to 13 June 2021, a nationwide litter pick organised by Keep Britain Tidy and supported by North Lincolnshire Council.