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This dog is cleaning up his local park

Words by Abi Scaife

This border collie has one unlikely passion - collecting plastic bottles.

Wait, what?

That’s right! Scruff, 13 from Nuneaton, UK has discovered an unexpected passion for cleaning up our environment.

No longer able to pick up sticks on the Vet’s recommendation, Scruff has turned to picking up plastic water bottles instead.

Does he find many?

According to his owners, Scruff has collected over 100 plastic bottles in his local park in November alone - he can find upwards of 5 per day!

What does he do with them?

Scruff loves to play with the plastic bottles he finds! But once he’s had his fill, his owners take them home where they will stay to be properly recycled.

We should all try and be a bit more like Scruff!

This article aligns with the UN SDG Climate Action.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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