• These Two Greater Manchester Towns are Among the Cleanest in the UK

    November 21, 2019
  • A new report has revealed the top ten cleanest places in Britain.We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Two Greater Manchester towns have been named among the cleanest in the whole of Britain.

    Eccles in Salford and Bury have ranked in the top ten in a list which ranks the cleanliness of the UK’s cities and towns.The 2019 Clean Britain Report is based on a number of factors to determine the best and worst-performing areas.The study compares the quality of recycling, air quality, water quality and frequency of social media updates relating to sustainability.

    Of the 63 towns and cities listed, Eccles , which is governed by Salford City Council MBC ranked eighth, and Bury was named seventh.Eccles town centre, where 29.7 percent of shops lie empty

    Eccles town centre

    Eccles scored 45.74% for the amount of household waste recycled and 87.77% for water quality.It was also given a 10 for air quality – well above the average score of 8.In terms of the dirtiest towns across Britain, not a single Greater Manchester town was listed.

    However the area of Salford itself was revealed as the worst town in the UK for air quality, at a whopping 15 ug/m3 .

    While the town has a high percentage of waste sent for recycling (45.74%), its overall cleanliness score was brought down based on the extremely poor air quality.

    Jo Price, PR manager at  holidaycottages.co.uk who conducted the report said: “We have a long way to go to improve the UK’s environment, but it would appear the wheels are finally turning in the right direction all across the country.

    “Whilst waiting for your local councils to make their moves apparent, there are many ways you can help make the planet cleaner on a personal level, such joining a community group, taking part in a beach clean or taking an active interest in what your borough council do to combat litter”

    Thanks to the Manchester Evening News for the post:- https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/town-salford-been-named-one-16944469