A Stonehaven woman’s enviromental campaign has resulted in 14 million pieces of litter removed from streets each year.
Paws on Plastic, founded by Marion Montgomery, was started in November 2018 on Facebook.
It has grown to more than 11,500 members since then, including people spread over 50 countries and six continents.
Members are asked to pick up a couple of pieces of litter as they walk their dogs, popping it into a “poo bag” that they’re carrying anyway.
Mrs Montgomery said: “It’s amazing how the campaign has grown in such a short time.
“I would like to say a huge thank you to my family, friends and all our members and followers for their support in spreading the word and for all their efforts in cleaning up their communities.
“The strength of Paws on Plastic is its simplicity. Dog owners are already out there walking their dogs every day.
“It just takes a second to pick up a couple of pieces.
“If we all do our own wee bit, picking up two pieces of litter on two daily walks, that’s over 40,000 pieces a day, or 14.6 million a year.
“With around nine million dogs in the UK alone, imagine the impact if we all did our own small bit.”
Members are encouraged to share a picture of the litter they have collected on the Paws on Plastic social media pages to celebrate their efforts and spread the word.
To get involved, search Paws on Plastic on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.