Wales Set to Tax Plastic to Reduce Waste in our Oceans

Friday, 13 October 2017 10:51:05 Europe/London
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Wales are looking like they are going to join Scotland by introducing a deposit return scheme to help bring down the amount of plastic entering our oceans.  They are also debating whether to introduce a plastic tax on manufacturers which would aim to force plastic producers to look at using more sustainable items in their productions. 

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Posted By Adam

Rubbish Roundup 9th October

Monday, 9 October 2017 10:50:12 Europe/London
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This weeks rubbish roundup focuses a lot of littering, Dundee have introduced a city wide litter prevention strategy, Liverpool's litter squad have encouraged residents to help give information on serial litter louts, Staffordshire have presented a large pile of rubbish in the town centre to show them how much litter is being discarded in their area. 

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Posted By Sam

Rydale Councils'c Challenge to Residents

Wednesday, 4 October 2017 12:11:51 Europe/London
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Rydale Council is asking residents to make an effort to reduce waste as part of a new campaign.  Each month the campaign wil focus on different issues to encourage residents to take pride in the area that they live in, the more changes that are made can only make things better.

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Posted By Adam

Tackling Litter is Everyone's Business

Monday, 2 October 2017 12:11:07 Europe/London
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Business in Stafford are being encouraged by the borough council to pledge their suppord to help tackle litter in the area, the council say a clean borough is more attractive to live in and for people who visit as well as potential investors.  McDonalds for example have been working for over 30 years by sending out staff on daily patrols who cover an impressive 3000 miles per week. 

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Broadcast from the Bins - Funnel Bins

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 09:34:05 Europe/London
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Litter is a massive problem on the roadside, estimates suggest it costs around £850 million per year to clean up rubbish throughout the UK, motorways and roads are notorious for litter, to combat this a new funnel bin has been installed in some locations to encourage drivers to dispose of their rubbish in the correct manor instead of just throwing it from their car window onto the ground they can not throw into a new funnel bin. 

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Rubbish Roundup 25th September

Monday, 25 September 2017 09:33:59 Europe/London
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Beach litter is on the rise, one of the stories this weeks features a Barry Island Chip Shop which is fed up with the amount of strewn litter and they themselves have stopped using polystyrene cartons and now switched to biodegradable cardboard even though they are far more expensive than the polystyren.  This was all started from a walk down the beaches with their children.  

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Rubbish Roundup 11th September

Sunday, 24 September 2017 12:11:09 Europe/London
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This weeks Rubbish Roundup feature stories of a litter pick in Kettering collecting 40kg of waste, an artist turning litter into items for sale and Brighton Council joining a campaign called launch the streets ahead campaign.  

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Broadcast from the Bins - Deposit Return Scheme for Scotland

Friday, 22 September 2017 20:04:00 Europe/London
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The deposit return scheme looks to be edging nearer for implementation in Scotland, customers who buy a plastic bottle will pay an extra charge on the item and then receive a refund.  It has been successful in countries such as Germany and parts of Scandavia.

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Posted By jon davis

The Waste Less, Live More Challenge

Thursday, 21 September 2017 10:43:33 Europe/London
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Keep Britain Tidy's annual campaign has arrive again, from the 19th to the 25th September their focus is waste less and live more, they have worked out the average household throws away £700 worth of food each year that can still be eaten.  

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Posted By Michelle

The Global Fight Against Litter - UN CleanSeas Campaign

Thursday, 21 September 2017 10:29:23 Europe/London
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The Maldives are the latest nation to join the UN campaign which aims to help eliminate marine litter, in today's economy we use 20 times more plastic than we did in the 1960's.  More than 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in our oceans which can cause some serious damage to marine life.  

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Posted By Sam
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