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

Rubbish Roundup 4th June

Monday, 4 June 2018 09:20:11 Europe/London

This weeks Rubbish Roundup includes stories include a beach clean in Flyde resulting in over 40 bags of rubbish being collected, Dundee businesses and communities have joined together to put a Community Litter Prevention Action Plan in Place, and finally Anglian Water are helping with Lincolnshire's litter problem on their coastline. 

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Posted By Adam

The Global Fight Against Litter - West Virginia

Thursday, 31 May 2018 15:40:35 Europe/London

Mercer County in West Virginia have been given an achievement award for their campaign Love Where You Live, Keep Mercer Clean, this is awarded  to programmes that improve services for it's residents.

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Posted By Adam

Police in Cheshire Propose Using Dashcams to Catch Litter Louts

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 12:02:12 Europe/London

Police in Cheshire have proposed using dashcam footage to catch litter louts.  The enforcement of litter fines is down to the local authorities but police have stated that if they can capture any footage of someone littering they would pass it onto the relevant authority.

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Rubbish Roundup 21st May

Monday, 21 May 2018 15:58:34 Europe/London

Stories in this weeks Rubbish Roundup include Folkestone beach and town centre with strewn with litter over the bank holiday, the A303 being cleaned in an operation which collect 10 bags of rubbish collected for every mile, and finally, a display has been erected in Cornwall made from beach litter.  

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Posted By jon davis

PhD Student Wins Prestigious Scholarship to Study Ocean Plastics

Friday, 18 May 2018 11:10:19 Europe/London

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
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