Rubbish Roundup 22nd April

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 11:27:44 Europe/London
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There have been calls for McDonald’s to take more responsibility after an increase in the amount of litter washing up on a beach in Leven in Fife.

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Posted By jon davis

The UK's Growing Litter Army - Alderley Edge in Bloom

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 14:29:00 Europe/London
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Alderley Edge in Cheshire has gained a reputation as a footballers’ playground, but it’s also home to a group of residents who work hard to keep it green and clean.

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Posted By Adam

Plastic Bottles are the Most Common Form of Litter in European Rivers

Monday, 15 April 2019 14:29:10 Europe/London
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In a report from the Earthwatch Insitute has found that plastic bottles are what makes up most of the plastic litter in European waterways.  It may be surprising that plastic bags and straws account for so little.  

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Posted By Michelle

The Army of Children Leading the Great British Spring Clean

Thursday, 28 March 2019 10:34:43 Europe/London
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An army of little litter pickers took part in the Great British Spring Clean, as children from schools across the country went out to do their bit with their litter pickers and rubbish bags in hand. 

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Posted By jon davis

Hillwalkers and Climbers Urged to Keep Mountains Free From Litter

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 14:19:19 Europe/London
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Hillwalkers and climbers are being urged to take part in a clean up campaign that will rid the country’s mountains of litter. The British Mountaineering Council (BMC)  will launch the initiative at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival. The campaign is going to be called ‘The Hills to Oceans; Removing Mountains of Waste’ or H2O for short.

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Posted By jon davis

The UK’s Growing Litter Army: Clean Our Patch, Plymouth

Monday, 25 March 2019 09:12:57 Europe/London
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Clean Our Patch was started in 2018 by El Clarke and Ash Samuels, and the group has held around 80 litter picks across Plymouth. They’ve already cleaned up a whopping 6.5 tonnes of rubbish so far this year, and they show no signs of stopping!

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Posted By jon davis

Rubbish Roundup 22nd March

Friday, 22 March 2019 12:00:49 Europe/London
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This weeks Rubbish Roundup features stories of organised litter pick groups working hard to keep their local areas clean and tidy and the litter clean-up challenge that's currently trending on Twitter and Instagram.

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Posted By jon davis

The UK's Growing Litter Army: Friends of Dumbarton Foreshore

Thursday, 14 March 2019 12:19:53 Europe/London
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The Friends of Dumbarton Foreshore was started by Zoe Weir and her family because they were appaled by the amount of litter on the beach.  Since she launched the group it gained the support of volunteers from Plastic Free West Dunbartonshire and now they meet up once a week to carry out a beach clean up.  

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Posted By Sam

Highways England Set to Join Great British Spring Clean

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 12:12:09 Europe/London
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Highways England has urged drivers to do their bit to help reduce litter found on motorways, each year 200,000 bags of litter are collected from the side of the roads every year.  This year they have stepped up to support the Great British Spring Clean.  

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Posted By Michelle

The UK's Growing Litter Army: Aberdeenshire Litter Initiave

Wednesday, 6 March 2019 13:53:42 Europe/London
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The Aberdeenshire Litter Initiave in Inverurie has been running for the past 5 years with over 500 registered volunteers, these volunteers choose a street in which to keep clean with them having complete control over how much time and effort they put in.  

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Posted By Adam
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