DEDICATED volunteers spent a sunny Saturday picking up rubbish at Bowling Harbour recently.

Glasgow Greenpeace collected more than 20 black bags full of rubbish on September 21 as part of World Clean-up Day.

And the group are now calling on Coca Cola to stop producing throwaway plastic - as many of the items of rubbish came from the major brand, which is under fire after being found to be among the worst polluters in last year’s clean up, along with Nestlé.

Connie Stewart, a volunteer with the group, said: “I’m absolutely horrified at the amount of plastic we found in our town.

“This plastic - often carrying the logos of huge global brands - is choking our waterways, polluting the sea and spoiling our beautiful beaches.

“Our community clean up provides yet more evidence that big companies need to step up and dramatically cut their use of throwaway plastic packaging.

“It’s simply not fair to leave residents and local councils to clean-up their rubbish.

“We are calling on all MPs to sign Greenpeace’s plastic free rivers pledge and show their support for our natural heritage.”

Visit to pledge if you are an MP, or to find out if your local MP has signed the pledge.

Photographs by Derek Young