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

The International Maritime Organisation Steps Up to Tackle Marine Litter

Friday, 23 November 2018 10:16:02 Europe/London

The IMO is set to begin a huge scale study on how it can help reduce the amount of plastic, the study would look at current litter levels and port reception facilities for litter and think about possible new measures to make it compulsory to make a declaration when shipping containers are lost at sea.

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Posted By Michelle

Rubbish Roundup 12th November

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 09:51:52 Europe/London

This weeks Rubbish Roundup features stories including residents in Ipswich have been urged to look out for drug related litter and to report to the local authority, Wrexham have ended their contract with Kingdom early after it emerged that they did not issue a single fine in August or September, and finally Dublin City Council has secureed funding to tackle the illegal dumping of waste.

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Posted By Jon

The Global Fight Against Litter: San Jose

Monday, 12 November 2018 08:59:56 Europe/London

Starting this month, in San Jose the authorities will pay 25 homeless citizens $15 per hour to pick up litter around 40 of their litter hotspots, this not only helps with the litter problem but also helps the homeless people to start to turn their lives around.

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Posted By Adam

'Mermaid' Swims Up the Thames to Raise Awareness of Marine Plastic

Friday, 9 November 2018 08:58:55 Europe/London

A woman wearing a mermaids take is swimming along the river Thames to raise awareness about the problems caused by single-use plastic.  She started in Gloucestershire and will finish in Teddington, during the swim she will be asking people to litterpick for 2 minutes along the river banks.  

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Posted By jon davis

Irish Anti-Litter Campaign Targets School

Sunday, 28 October 2018 11:33:31 Europe/London

Ireland's annual bin it campaign is targeting schools to educate youngsters about litter and how to dispose of it properly.  The Bin It Campaign has been visiting schools across Ireland for the last 12 years and during this period it has visited 463 schools and engaged with over 50,000 pupils.  

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Posted By Michelle
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