Local businesses have been supporting a new campaign aimed at tackling litter and waste in Cornwall.

Companies who have signed up as ‘Change-Makers’ as part of the Clean Cornwall initiative recently attended a networking event at the Headland Hotel in Newquay, where they heard from Peter Lefort of University of Exeter’s Green Futures Network, which aims to increase access for organisations to the latest environmental research and resources.

Clean Cornwall project lead, Naomi Gorvin, said: “We are really excited by how well our Change-Maker scheme is being received, we believe that working together is the only way to achieve systemic change, keeping Cornwall litter free and safeguarding our environment.

“Our business partners are really giving something back as well as benefiting from events like this where they can learn new skills, meet like-minded businesses and share ideas and best practice.”