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Prince and the pickers… Wills visits clean-up

Trash talk: Prince William chats to volunteers at Jahra nature reserve PICTURE: TIM ROOKE/REX

PRINCE WILLIAM worries about waste despite his family recycling ‘as much as we can’, he told a group of litter-pickers in Kuwait.

The Duke of Cambridge’s comments came as he toured the Middle Eastern nation’s Jahra nature reserve.

Joining the clean-up on the plastic-strewn beach, he said: ‘We recycle as much as we can at home but I worry about the chain, what happens to it? It’s a joined-up effort.’ He praised volunteers — who included Yousef Al-Shattii, co-founder of anti-pollution group Trashtag Kuwait — as ‘amazing’, but continued: ‘We need to do more to stop (pollution) in the first place.’

The prince also suggested a global litter-picking day, as ‘we all need to shift our mindset’. He added: ‘You guys are part of the solution.’

At the reserve — a crucial site for birds — he saw flamingos and a greater spotted eagle.