Emojis Give Kids a Bicentive to Recycle

Thursday, 16 November 2017 10:31:51 Europe/London
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The British Plastics Federation, PlasticsEurope and the Marine Conservation Society have joined forces for a new campaign called Bincentives, their aim is to make young people more aware of litter and the correct way to dispose of waste.  Secondary schools are being given free emoji posters and resources for a school assembly to support the campaign.  

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Posted By Michelle

A Million Reasons Why We Need to Tackle Fly Tipping

Monday, 13 November 2017 10:16:24 Europe/London
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There were over 1 million fly-tipping incidents in 2016-2017 with a total cost of around £58 million to cash strapped councils, the majority of the cases involved household waste.  Organisations such as Keep Britain Tidy are calling for councils to educate people about waste, keep recycling centres open and proescute fly tippers.  

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Posted By Adam

Broadcast from the Bins - The LA Clean Up

Saturday, 11 November 2017 10:32:00 Europe/London
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To deal with the growing problem of litter in Los Angeles, the city council are considering plans to employ the cities homeless people to clear up rubbish from the streets.  Each day the council gets a reported 200 complaints a day and is in the top 3 issues reported to the council.

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Rubbish Roundup 6th November

Thursday, 9 November 2017 09:24:02 Europe/London
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This weeks stories seem to focus on the litter patrols around the country, with fines set to double to £150 instead of £80 people are still littering, a man was arrested in Liverpool of suspicion of assaulting a litter officer after he was reported for discarding a cigarette butt.

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Posted By Adam

What Not to Put on Your Bonfire

Tuesday, 7 November 2017 09:57:48 Europe/London
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Bonfire can be a lot of fun for people with £300 million being spent every year on the occasion.  But at this time of year there is a spike in arson attacks and gives people the chance to illegally burn waste, the environment agency has reminded people can only burn small amounts of paper, leaves, wood and cardboard.  

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Posted By Sam

Littering Fines for Motorists Double to £150

Tuesday, 7 November 2017 09:42:48 Europe/London
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Cleaning up litter costs the taxpayers around £800 million per year, to help combat littering on the spot fines are set to double to £150.  The government is hoping to make people see that throwing rubbish from cars is the same as throwing it on to the street and they feel hitting them in the pocket will help combat this.  

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Posted By Jon

Keep Britain Tidy Partners with Coca Cola to Prevent Litter

Monday, 6 November 2017 09:42:42 Europe/London
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Keep Britain Tidy are joining forces with drinks giant Coca Cola to help with litter prevention in the UK, Coca Cola GB will become a partner for next year's 2018 Great British Spring Clean.  With the drinks brands help they aim to get half a million volunteers involved in clean up streets, beaches and parks.  

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Posted By Adam

The Global Fight Against Litter - Canada's Cleanest City

Friday, 3 November 2017 11:54:10 Europe/London
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Steinbach in Canada is one of the 8 fastest growing cities in Canada, popular with people who emigrate it has been hailed the most litter free city in the region, this could be down to an annual litter audit that is conducted by the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association.  Since the start of the audit empty drinks container being littered has dropped by 69%. 

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Posted By Adam

Rubbish Roundup 23rd October

Thursday, 2 November 2017 11:53:20 Europe/London
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One of the main stories in this weeks roundup features a story about 2 women being reported by police for throwing their fast food packaging out of their window of a KFC car park.  The police stated they would look into the incident and have encouraged anyone to to do the same using the #idiotswhodroplitter.

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Wales Set to Tax Plastic to Reduce Waste in our Oceans

Friday, 13 October 2017 10:51:05 Europe/London
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Wales are looking like they are going to join Scotland by introducing a deposit return scheme to help bring down the amount of plastic entering our oceans.  They are also debating whether to introduce a plastic tax on manufacturers which would aim to force plastic producers to look at using more sustainable items in their productions. 

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Posted By Adam
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