Would you exchange trash for treats?

The Trashconverter van toured the Forest of Dean throughout May 2017 visiting a large variety of locations, including primary and secondary schools, local businesses, layby’s, local parks, picnic sites, and town centres.

We invited people to trade in litter for treats such as hot drinks, flowers and seeds. People were encouraged to dig in their pockets, look around, and pick up some litter off the ground. The van was equipped with litter picking equipment which people happily donned to get some litter to trade.

A display of 100 bloomin’ litter flowers’, created by artist Michelle Reader, was also on tour with the van - not something to be sniffed at.

The Trashconverter Van is part of this year's Love Your Forest anti-littering campaign created in partnership with Lucozade Ribena Suntory and The Forest of Dean District Council. It is supported by the Foresters ForestThe Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Association and the Forestry Commission.

Photography by Paul Box