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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Rubbish Roundup 3rd February

In this weeks' Rubbish Roundup an innovative initiative has been launched in Aberdeen which will combine litter picking with conversations about mental health. Some high school pupils in Lancashire have started an Eco Club which will look at ways to improve the school environment, a beach clean that took place right across the Channel Islands has resulted in a whopping 300kg of litter being collected, and finally, schools in East Ayrshire are set to introduce an anti-litter scheme where every secondary school child who drops litter will have to either take part in a litter pick or face an £80 fine.

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Fighting Litter Around the UK: Bridgend County Borough Council, Wales

Bridgend Council is pretty proactive when it comes to keeping the town tidy. It works with Keep Wales Tidy on littering and fly-tipping campaigns, carries out monthly street cleanliness inspections, supports local projects to promote litter-free zones, supports beach clean-ups, and runs school litter education programmes, and dog fouling campaigns.

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Rubbish Roundup 19th January

In this weeks' Rubbish Roundup the Welsh Government plans to change the law to punish litter louts who throw litter out of their car window. Gloucester City Council is searching for a private firm of ‘litter police’ to enforce litter rules over the next five years and fly-tippers could face jail as part of a new government crack-down on dumping waste...

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Rubbish Roundup - The Festive Edition

In this weeks' Rubbish Roundup Preston City Council has apologized to a volunteer litter picker who called time on his hobby after being confronted by a council walker on his daily litter pick. In Abergavenny, litter pickers have been celebrating a successful year after reforming their town clean-up group, in Swindon, a local newspaper is calling on its readers to join their campaign to tackle the scourge of litter in the town. Finally, on to Radcliffe in Bury, where local school children have been doing their bit to clean up the streets.

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