Rubbish Roundup 21st January

Saturday, 9 February 2019 10:38:43 Europe/London

This weeks Rubbish Roundup features stories including a mum from Doncaster is fed up with seeing rubbish in gutters and country lanes she has set up a clean up group, new calls to tackle marine litter in Shetland after a photograph was taken of a bird who had died from entanglement, and finally a Leicester company has been fined for allowing litter to fall on the country's road.  

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Posted By Adam

Nestle to Join Project Aimed at Preventing Marine Litter

Thursday, 7 February 2019 09:43:44 Europe/London

Nestle has become one of the latest strategic partners of Project Stop which is an initiative to help prevent plastic pollution in South East Asia.  Estimates say that there is around 150 million tonnes of plastic in our oceans at the moment, with over half of it coming from 5 countries.

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Posted By Michelle

Can Packaging Manufacturers Really Solve the Litter Problem

Friday, 1 February 2019 13:50:36 Europe/London

Despite all of the clean ups and education programmes, litter is still a huge problem and it costs local authorities around £1 billion per year to clean up, with the main source of litter being chewing gum and cigarette butts.  

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Posted By Jon

All That Glitters is Bad for the Environment

Thursday, 31 January 2019 13:50:19 Europe/London

Over the festive season you would have seen plenty of it over the festive season, but this could be bad for the environment.  Standard glitter is made from plastics which can take 450 years to break down

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Posted By jon davis

Rubbish Roundup 7th January

Wednesday, 9 January 2019 14:32:38 Europe/London

This weeks Rubbish Roundup features stories including about people who drop litter in Fife could now be faced with an on the spot fine, Barking and Dagenham council have launched a crackdown on litter to become the 'cleanliness capital' of London, and finally members of the Friends of Barry Beaches conducted a litterpick on Boxing day.

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Posted By Adam

Rubbish Roundup 10th Decemeber

Thursday, 13 December 2018 10:53:09 Europe/London

This weeks Rubbish Roundup features stories including litter officers have been hired to patrol the streets of Lancashire as part of a 12 month contract, an anti litter campaign has been given a £30,000 boost from the council to tackle litter in public spaces, and finally a chrismtas tree has been blighted with broken branches, baubles missing and litter around its base.  

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Posted By Adam

The Global Fight Against Litter: Williamsburg, Virginia

Saturday, 8 December 2018 10:10:03 Europe/London

James City Council in Williamsburg introduced a zero tolerance litter campaign.  The campaigns message is that litter is a criminal act that can lead to other crimes.  At a recent county meeting they have said that the amount of litter had decreased and that the campaign had a positive effect on people's behaviour. 

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Posted By Adam

How to Teach Kids About Litter and Have Fun

Saturday, 8 December 2018 09:54:55 Europe/London

It was recently revealed that Prince William and Harry got made fun of at school when they revealed their father used to take them on litter picking holidays.  It may not be seen as fun but teaching kids about the importance of litter and how to can be devastate environments can turn them in environmentally-conscious adults.  

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Posted By Michelle

Badly-Behaved Pupils Should Pick Litter as Punishment

Wednesday, 5 December 2018 09:41:00 Europe/London

If a Newcastle school has its way it will hand out community service style punishments like litter picking to those students who consistently fail to turn up for detention.  The headteacher said that a consultation has been opened so parents, pupils and staff can voice their opionion on this proposal

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Posted By Michelle

The Battle Against Marine Plastic is Far from Over

Tuesday, 4 December 2018 09:36:54 Europe/London

The Marine Conservation Society have said that despite huge efforts by volunteers to clean up the UK beaches, there is still much to be done to tackle in increasing amount of plastic washing up on the UK's shores.

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Posted By jon davis
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