Rubbish Roundup 16th July

Monday, 16 July 2018 09:31:34 Europe/London

This weeks Rubbish Roundup includes stories about private enforcers are being drafted to hand out £75 fixed penalties to people who drop litter, a Northampton litter picker has been fined for dropping litter, and finally retired residents are spending hours each day picking up litter to keep their town clean.  

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Posted By Adam

Worcester's 'Litter Picking Dog' Wins Mayor's Award

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 09:26:46 Europe/London

A Yorkshire Terrier called Daisy has become the first dog to win the mayoral award of Worcester, instead of picking up sticks like dogs do, she sniffs out plastic bottles, cans and coffee cups which then her owner recycles at home.  She is now a local celebrity and named the 'litter picking dog'

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Posted By Adam

Shetland residents have been left saddened by a nature campaigner after he left comments saying the area had the worst marine litter he had ever seen, despite the residents making huge efforts to help clean up the area.  Over 4600 volunteers managed to clean up 65 tonnes of marine litter with most volunteers coming from the Shetland communities.  

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Posted By Michelle

Volunteers Work Tirelessly to Keep Blackburn Tidy

Thursday, 5 July 2018 10:33:24 Europe/London

Keep Blackburn Tidy was formed a month ago, but this group of volunteers have already picked up hundreds of bin bags across the town.  The group meet regularly to clean up different parts of the town and now has over 1000 followers on Facebook.

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Posted By Adam

Rubbish Roundup 2nd July

Tuesday, 3 July 2018 10:21:17 Europe/London

This weeks Rubbish Roundup features stories including a large amount of litter being left after visitors flocked to the area after the hot weather, a conversation charity are encouraging people to sign up for the Great Cumbrian Litter Pick which takes place on the 6th July, and finally a large amount of fines have been given in Bradford

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Posted By Michelle

Marine Litter: Who's to Blame

Friday, 22 June 2018 09:39:42 Europe/London

A study published in Marine Pollution Bulletin asked more than 1100 members of the public across Europe about their attitude towards ocean plastics.  The result showed that they do not have a lot of trust in retailers or the government to tackle the problem.  

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Posted By Michelle

Scotland Holds Its First Ever Marine Litter Summit

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 09:39:12 Europe/London

One of the changes introduced at Scotland's first summit on marine litter was to give communities funding to help them reduce plastic consumption.  It brough together retailers, environmental groups and manufacturers to discuss potential new ways to reduce the amount of plastic in Scotlands waters.

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Posted By Adam

India Makes Historic Monuments Litter Free for World Environment Day

Thursday, 14 June 2018 09:11:15 Europe/London

The Taj Mahal is one of 100 monuments in India that is set to go litter-free to help tackle the plastic pollution in the cities of Agra and Beyan, authorities at the Taj and other monuments will segregate plastic waste for recycling and advise visitors on how they can help tackle plastic pollution.

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Posted By Michelle

The Companies Keeping Britain Tidy - Future Cleaning Services

Tuesday, 12 June 2018 09:10:07 Europe/London

Yorkshire company Future Cleaning Services are on a mission to keep the streets clean from graffiti and chewing gum, they have now acquired a new pressure washer which mounts to vehicles to help them tackle the problem.  

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Posted By Jon

The European Commission Proposes a Ban on Single-Use Plastics

Thursday, 7 June 2018 09:20:29 Europe/London

The European Commission has proposed a complete ban on some of the most commonly used disposable plastics in Europe, this includes single use cutlery, plates, drinks stirrers and cotton buds.  To enforce this the manufacturers will need to make clear to customers on the packaging on how to dispose correctly.

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Posted By Michelle
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