Residents and councillors in Warrington have been angered after figures revealed that £600,000 had been spent clearing up litter and fly-tipping in the last 12 months. The figure was revealed by the council leader last week.
An owner of a bookshop on the remote Scottish Island of Colonsay is offering local kids the chance to earn some pocket money by picking up litter from the Island’s fishing boats.
Would you stop gossiping about your neighbours if you thought you’d be fined and forced to pick up litter if you got caught? That’s the fate of people in a town in the Philippines who get caught spreading rumours.
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.
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.
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.
Wet wipes that have been flushed down the toilet made up a huge 77% of the waste that was picked up during a charity litter pick on the banks of the River Thames. To put it in perspective 4000 wipes were picked up along 400 metres of river bank.