PhD Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship to Study Ocean Plastics

Friday, 18 May 2018 11:10:19 Europe/London
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A PhD student who conducted research into microplastics has been awarded a scholarship so she can take the study further.  Awarded by Sky OCean Rescue she is now researching the most effective new technologies that are available to stop this happening.  

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Posted By Jon

Keep Scotland Beautiful Launches Week of Action to Tackle Roadside Litter

Thursday, 17 May 2018 11:09:40 Europe/London
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Keep Scotland Beautiful is encouraging people in Dumbarton to join them for a week of action to help tackle roadside litter.  In the first month of the clean up it had 374 volunteers with a further 4000 people have already signed up for the next one.  

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Posted By Adam

Charities Join Forces to Tackle Scotland's Marine Litter

Friday, 11 May 2018 12:03:15 Europe/London
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3 Charities have joined forces to launch Scrapbook, which involves pilots and photographewrs to help identify litter and pollution hotspots and taking photos of them.  The project hopes to raise awareness about the extent of marine litter and will help with the removal of as much as possible.

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Posted By Michelle

Rubbish Roundup 7th May

Wednesday, 9 May 2018 12:02:39 Europe/London
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This weeks rubbish roundup includes litter which has been nailed to a wooden board in Selby to raise awareness of decomposition, Stockton Council are having to carry out a big litter clean despite new penalties for throwing rubbish from their vehicles, and Aldi has banned litter enforcers from their site after complaints of bullying from members of the public. 

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Posted By Adam

Learner Drivers Targeted in Litter Campaign

Thursday, 3 May 2018 14:29:29 Europe/London
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A new campaign has been launched to draw attention to the problem of littering from vehicles, the council is joining forces with driving schools to ensure learner drivers are aware of the new penalties for throwing litter from vehicles.

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Texas Named as One of the Most Polluted US States

Thursday, 3 May 2018 14:19:18 Europe/London
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Texas has been awarded the dubious honour of being named the most polluted out of 10 US state governments, it has a large 30 million population and has a poor record when it comes to litter and dumed waste is easily visible and very wide spread across the large state.

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Posted By Michelle

Want to Be Attractive to the Opposite Sex? Pick up Some Litter

Thursday, 26 April 2018 11:37:03 Europe/London
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A new study has revealed that if people want to be seen as attractive to the opposite sex they could do worse than picking up some litter.  Zoosk conducted the survey finding that our love, or not, for the environment can affect our chances with the opposite sex.

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Posted By Michelle

Rubbish Roundup 23rd April

Tuesday, 24 April 2018 11:36:44 Europe/London
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This weeks rubbish roundup features stories including a clamp down on flytipping with new on the spot fines of up to £400, an MP in Grantham took to the streets to litterpick after a resident complained to her about the levels of litter in the street and finally a first ever marine litter pick took place off the cost of Ireland 

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Posted By Adam

Environmental Organisation Encourages People to Take 3 For the Sea

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 13:54:50 Europe/London
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Take 3 is a non profit organisation with the aim to reduce plastic pollution and increas the recycling of plastic products through education and action.  They encourage people to take 3 pieces of rubbish away with them when they visit the beach.  

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Nottingham City Council Launches an Anti-Litter Campaign

Monday, 16 April 2018 13:53:58 Europe/London
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Nottingham City Council have launched a new campaign asking their residents to help them reduce litter, the councils message is that if everyone picked up a piece of litter it would make a massive difference and would show that the people were proud of the city.  

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Posted By Michelle
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