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Rubbish Roundup 30th March

In this weeks' Rubbish Roundup the annual Great British Spring Clean has been postponed until September because of the coronavirus outbreak, and various councils have announced various services are being reduced significantly in response to the government lockdown, such as bin emptying, street cleaning and litter-picking...

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Rubbish Roundup 16th March

In this weeks' Rubbish Roundup a councillor in Denbighshire has criticised a private litter enforcement firm for targeting smokers instead of dog owners, in Ipswich a litter picking group was shocked to find 90 unused needles on one area of the town, a compact and 100% electric waste vacuum cleaner is the latest litter fighting recruit in South Lanarkshire and Costa Coffee stores in Swindon are set to start hosting their own litter picks...

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Fighting Litter Around the UK: Cheltenham Borough Council

Cheltenham is a vibrant regency town with a busy calendar of events and festivals all year round and a population of around 117,000 people. This makes keeping the town tidy a priority, and Cheltenham Borough Council, along with its environmental service provider Ubico, and partners including Gloucestershire Police, the Environment Agency and the DVLA has taken on the fight against problems such as fly-tipping, graffiti, dog fouling, and abandoned vehicles.

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Rubbish Roundup 17th February

In this weeks' Rubbish Roundup a report published by the non-profit anti-litter organisation Plastic Patrol has found that people in Oxford are among the most avid litter pickers in the country. Small animals are getting stuck in discarded litter and are being left to die a painful death in Romney Marsh, Kent and a man from Portadown in Northern Ireland has spent the last 7 months scouring the River Bann for litter in his Kayak...

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The World’s Greenest Cities: Freiburg, Germany

Freiburg is widely considered the single best city for sustainable urban development. Starting early, in the 1970s, Freiburg has tackled energy and climate change, transport and land use, urban liveability and safety, and democratic issues – all using a highly integrated approach. In two separate learning cases we look at this integrated work in Freiburg, and at Freiburg’s integrated renewable energy concept, Freiburg Solar Region.

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