McDonald’s staff from branches in Brighton and Hove swapped burger buns and milkshakes for high-vis jackets and litter-picking equipment for a beach clean-up.

As well as encouraging local beachgoers to take responsibility for the environment, the team also collected five large bags of litter.

This was one of hundreds of McDonald’s clean-up events taking place across the country this year as part of Keep Britain Tidy’s anti-littering campaign, ‘Love Where You Live’.

The campaign follows this newspaper’s own litter-picking campaign, Take It Home, which encourages visitors and residents of Brighton and Hove to either take their rubbish home with them when they leave the city or put it in a bin.