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Big Spring Clean Goes Out on a High with Airport

Published: 05 June 2013

It was the final flight for Tidy Northern Ireland’s 2013 Big Spring Clean at Belfast International Airport, as the campaign draws to a close for this year.

Airport staff from HR, Marketing and Operations joined together to create a litter pick.  11 bags of rubbish were collected from the landside cargo area. Items found were mostly of paper and plastic origin and unusually a football was found.

Event organiser, PR Manager Deborah Harris, Belfast International Airport –

“Working with Tidy NI has been a great experience.  As an airport we recognise and accept our responsibility to minimise the environmental impacts of our business activities and initiatives such as the Big Spring Clean-up are an excellent way for all members of staff to get involved.”

Tidy Northern Ireland Campaign Manager Lynsey McCloskey said

“This was a fantastic clean-up effort by Belfast International Airport and I applaud the staff who took time out of their busy day to be part of something BIG - Tidy Northern Ireland’s Big Spring Clean campaign. This is the landing point for many of Northern Ireland’s visitors travelling from near and far so it is very fitting that the clean-up took place here today.  A tidy Northern Ireland will encourage tourism and improve the environment we live in for everybody.”

The Big Spring Clean campaign and the Belfast International Airport litter pick have both been supported by Antrim Borough Council.

Mayor of Antrim Councillor Roy Thompson said

“I am delighted that Belfast International Airport has taken the initiative to carry out a litter pick and I support them wholeheartedly in their efforts. It would be fantastic if, after the area has been cleaned up, those who drop the litter realise how much cleaner and attractive the area looks and put a stop to their anti-social actions.” 

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