UPSTREAM Battle has finished its hugely successful week of action today after a variety of events across the city.

Yesterday, a number of local businesses turned up to a litter clean-up in the Gorbals, amassing around 45 bags of litter.

Starting from the City of Glasgow College Riverside campus, the group worked their way towards the Strathclyde Distillery.

Among the items picked up were cans, glass bottles, plastic bags and even syringes.

A number of representatives from local businesses showed up to give support: Jacob Engineering, S3 PLC, City of Glasgow College, Strathclyde distillery and employees from GAP clothing.

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Louise Broach, from Keep Scotland Beautiful, said that whilst there was a “fantastic turnout, with many people to show support”, the clean-ups left one feeling frustrated” as much of the litter was behind fences, unable to be picked up.

“We are so happy with the amount of people that took the time to come to any of the events. Regardless of official numbers, we have stopped litter entering our oceans.”

The clean-up was accompanied with another event last night where Glasgow Over Plastic paired with Keep Scotland Beautiful to host a movie night in Glad Cafe on the South Side, where both groups screened “A Plastic Ocean”.

Paul Wallace, Campaigns and Social Innovations Manager, at Keep Scotland Beautiful said: “We would welcome everyone’s support for this important campaign.

“Upstream Battle will help to remove litter from our streets and reduce the amount of litter polluting the ocean.

“We also hope that this campaign will get even more people thinking about the impact that irresponsible littering has, and ultimately change their behaviour.”