Environmental Organisation Encourages People to Take 3 For the Sea

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 13:54:50 Europe/London

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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Posted By Adam

Nottingham City Council Launches an Anti-Litter Campaign

Monday, 16 April 2018 13:53:58 Europe/London

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

World Earth Day to Focus on Plastic Pollution

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 11:06:00 Europe/London

April 22nd is World Earth Day, the Earth Day Network is an organisation which aimes to raise awareness on environmental problems.  The first Earth Day took place in 1970 and it saw 20million Americans get involved in environmental activities, it is now a global event and this years focus is the end of plastic pollution.

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Rubbish Roundup 9th April

Monday, 9 April 2018 11:06:06 Europe/London

This weeks Rubbish Roundup includes stories about a clean up in the Lake District to celebrate World Earth Day, Pokemon Go players being challenged to also celebrate World Earth Day by picking up litter, a 1970's bottle being found on a beach in Scotland and a litter free challenge taking part on the 28th April

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Posted By Sam

Deposit Return Scheme for Plastic Bottles to be Announced

Friday, 30 March 2018 11:25:34 Europe/London

After months of calling for a deposit return scheme to be implemented in the UK, it is looking likely it will be announced shortly with the aim to increase the recycling rates with plastic litter.  The idea would be for the customer to receive a deposit back when they return their empty bottles to a reverse vending machine.

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Posted By Michelle

Rubbish Roundup 26th March

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 11:25:21 Europe/London

Stories this week include residents in Cumbria have promised to help keep their street clean after taking part in a litter pick despite the freezing weather conditions, a new project alled Adopt a Street was given a boost recently when a group of pupils joined to help from a local primary school.  Finally Dudley council are taking a zero tolerance approach to litter bugs especially when it comes to dog fouling.  

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Posted By Adam

Litter Innovation Fund Helps Communities to Tackle Litter

Friday, 23 March 2018 12:17:39 Europe/London

A number of community projects have been awarded funding from the government to help them tackle litter, the so called 'litter innovation fund' awarded public projects a total of £125,000 to help them tackle litter in their community.

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Posted By Sam

Charity Uses Drone to Help Fight Against Litter on Beaches

Thursday, 22 March 2018 12:17:26 Europe/London

Science and charity are combining to help recruit members of the public to help with beach cleans, Plastic Tide have been using drones to fly over beaches to take images of the litter on the beaches, these images are then uploaded onto a website where volunteers can see the pictures and then tag the litter they see.

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More Than 80% of Litter on Northern Ireland's Beaches is Plastic

Friday, 16 March 2018 10:18:57 Europe/London

A report from Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful has revealed that it found 437 items of litter per 100m of beach last year and 82% of if was plastic.  The same report also looked into the effects of plastic on marine animals and it was revealed that up to 99% of sea birds would have ingested plastic by 2050.  

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Posted By jon davis

The 'Beast from the East' Halts the Great British Spring Clean

Tuesday, 6 March 2018 09:06:40 Europe/London

The Great British Spring Clean has been halted by the Beast from the East which brought most of the UK to a standstill.  The annual litter picking events across the country had to be halted and reschedule over the next few weeks.

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Posted By Adam
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