Gloucester City Council Bring in Enforcement Officers to Tackle Litter

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 09:38:24 Europe/London
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Gloucester City Council has been given the go-ahead to issue a private security firm to issue fines to litter bugs and people who allow their dogs to foul and not clear it up.  The enforcement company are from 3GS are on trial for 12 months around Gloucester, they are authorised to hand out fines of up to £100.  

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Posted By Jon

Dubai Cleans up It's Beaches for World Clean Up Day

Monday, 17 September 2018 09:38:09 Europe/London
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Over 100 volunteers including pupils and staff from local businesses helped clean up a beach in Dubai to mark the 10th World Clean Up Day.  A team of snorkellers also joined the pick to clear litter from the waters, during the pick the volunteers picked up more than 60kg of rubbish.  

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Posted By Adam

Keep Britain Tidy Launches New Cigarette Litter Campaign

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 11:28:44 Europe/London
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Keep Britain Tidy has launched a new campaign to combat discarded litter butts, #BanTheButt was launched in Manchester at the end of August and 40 large cigarette butts have been installed in St Peter's Square.  

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Rubbish Roundup 10th September

Monday, 10 September 2018 10:59:20 Europe/London
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This weeks Rubbish Roundup features stories including a protest in Wrexham about the litter enforcement, two machetes were amongst the rubbish collected in litter pick, and finally contractors who painted yellow lines over litter have been reprimanded by the council.  

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Posted By Adam

Beach Cleaning Charity Think Drones Can Help Them Tackle Litter

Thursday, 6 September 2018 13:40:54 Europe/London
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A beach cleaning charity on the Isle of Man has suggested that drones coule be used to help them find hidden litter around the coastline.  Drone projects have already been used around England and Scotland to help highlight litter hotspots.

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Posted By Michelle

Aerial Photography Pinpoints Litter Hotspots Around Scotland's Coast

Tuesday, 4 September 2018 13:36:00 Europe/London
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A map has been created highlighting the level of litter around the Scottish coastlines.  The SCAPbook projects is a joint initative between charities to help tackle marine litter, Sky Watch pilots have been flying over parts of Scotland's coastline for the past few months to highlight litter hotspots.  

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Posted By Adam

Manchester's Litter Police Fine Fifty People Every Day

Friday, 31 August 2018 13:21:55 Europe/London
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Manchester council has cracked down on littering so much this year, the litter police have had their team doubled, currently they are handing out on average 50 fines per day.  Despite all these fines the council are standing firm saying there are plenty of bins across the city and there should be no excuse for littering

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Posted By Michelle

Rubbish Roundup 27th August

Friday, 31 August 2018 12:24:26 Europe/London
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Stories in this weeks Rubbish Roundup include volunteers in Caerphilly saw 40 bags of rubbish collected, a hi-fi system, shopping trolley and scooters were among the items collected during a recent litter pick,  and finally a piece of art made from litter collected on the seafront in Southend.

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Posted By Sam

Is It a Bird, Is It a Plane? Well, It's a Crow Picking Up Litter

Thursday, 23 August 2018 13:18:16 Europe/London
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Six crows in a theme park in Western France have been trained to pick up litter, they were chosen for this job because of their intelligent, in return for this the birds would get food treats.  It is not just helping the environment but it is also saving the lives of other wildlife.  

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£300,000 Up for Grabs for Anti-Litter Innovations

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 12:28:44 Europe/London
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The Environment Minister has announced that over £300,000 is now available for community projects that have been set up to tackle litter, the aim of the funding is to make towns, cities and the countryside greener for everyone.  With the government cracking down on litter the Minister has encouraged community projects to apply for pieces of the fundind, if they are successful they could be awarded up to £10,000.

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Posted By Adam
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