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Rubbish Roundup 22nd July

In this week's Rubbish Roundup we feature an inspirational story of a young eco-warrior in the making, the latest progress on tackling chewing gum litter in Ireland and a study shows how discarded cigarette butts can actually harm plant growth.

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The World’s Greenest Cities Series: Edinburgh

Edinburgh was named the UK’s greenest city in 2017, but the authorities definitely haven’t allowed themselves to become complacent. The city has an ambitious five-year programme which aims to make it more sustainable, and the effects of climate change and of worsening air quality on public health, are very much in focus. Here are just some of the ways that Edinburgh council has made the city the greenest in the UK, and how they intend to retain that title.

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The World’s Greenest Cities Series: Stockholm

Stockholm was built on water and is surrounded by woodlands, and not only is it one of the best Scandinavian cities to live in, but it’s also one of the most eco-friendly. The Swedish capital city won the title of ‘European Green Capital’ back in 2010, and it’s really no surprise.

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Rubbish Roundup 8th July

In this weeks Rubbish Roundup, this year's Glastonbury festival-goers have been praised for tidying up after themselves, 27 tonnes of marine litter were removed from the beaches and coastlines of Ireland during Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week 2019 and Calderdale Council in Yorkshire has enlisted local school children in the fight against litter by asking them to design anti-litter posters.

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The World’s Greenest Cities Series: Copenhagen

Copenhagen is a city that’s going places; mainly by bike. There are more cyclists than motorists in Copenhagen and that’s just one of the things that makes the Danish capital such a green city. The city aims to become the first carbon-neutral capital city in the world by 2025.

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