Taunton's First Plastic-Free Shop Has Opened Its Doors

Friday, 17 August 2018 09:43:01 Europe/London

Taunton has opened its first plastic-free shop, Lesser Litter, the shop sells food and other products by weight and lets customers bring in their own  containers.  The shop is the first in the South West to adopt a complete zero waste approach, the shop sells a range of foods from grains, cereal, honey, sugars, fruits and oils.  

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Posted By Jon

Rubbish Roundup 13th August

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 09:42:33 Europe/London

Stories in this weeks Rubbish Roundup includes stories about volunteers across Milton Keynes conducting a 24 hour clean up challenge, South Kesteven District Council have put together a team of environmental officers to issue fixed penalty fines, and finally more than 40 discarded gas canisters were found in the street by youngsters taking part in a community litter pick.  

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Posted By Adam

Appeal for Volunteers for the 25th Annual Great British Beach Clean

Wednesday, 8 August 2018 12:02:21 Europe/London

The Marine Conservation Society is appealing for volunteers to clean up the UK's beaches as part of its 25th anniversary.  At last years beach clean, 7000 volunterrs picked up records amount of litter from 339 of UK's beaches which equates to 718 bits of rubbish for every 100 metres, this was 10% more than the previous year.  

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Posted By Sam

Philadelphia is 'Filtahdelphia' No More

Monday, 6 August 2018 12:01:12 Europe/London

Back in June community groups across the city came together to tackle the big problem blighting the landscape in Philadelphia.  During a 2 week blitz communities took down over 8500 signs, including fliers and adverts.  The signs that were removed are going to be used by local artists and designers to create something useful and better to look at.

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Posted By Adam

Limerick's Gum Litter Taskforce Launches Education Campaign

Wednesday, 1 August 2018 10:22:25 Europe/London

The mayor of Limerick launched an education campaign on behalf of the Gum Litter Taskforce. the latest national figures show that the amount of chewing gum dropped has fallen from 15% to 8% over the last year.  The taskforce has also found that 86% of people now dispose of their gum in the correct manor.  

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Posted By Michelle

Rubbish Roundup 30th July

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 10:21:43 Europe/London

This weeks Rubbish Roundup includes stories about the dangers of throwing waste from vehicles in the hot weather, Greater Manchester are cracking down on motorists who throw litter from their vehicles, and finally figures in Aberdeen have shown that only half of people who are issued fines have actually paid. 

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The Global Fight Against Litter: Malborough, New Zealand

Thursday, 26 July 2018 11:02:44 Europe/London

Malborough, in New Zealand has the lowest amounts of litter across New Zealand, despite this good news, the town centres litter is increasing despite the council installing large amounts of litter bins.  The stats for this town say that there is roughly around 15 items of litter per 1000 sqm even though there is a bin every 20 metres

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Posted By Sam

Hull Says Goodbye to Overflowing Bins as it Introduces 'Smart' Bins

Tuesday, 24 July 2018 11:02:06 Europe/London

Hull City Council has partnered with a technology firm to introduce smart bins across the city to help improve waste collection.  The sensors inside of the bins will gather data and monitor waste levels, this will the notify the cleaning teams that they need emptying.

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Posted By Adam

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
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