Cape Town has been hailed the greenest city in Africa, and for good reason. The ‘Mother City’ as it is affectionately known by its residents, has invested in cleaner public transport, a network of cycle lanes, and renewable energy to power its sprawling metropolis.
In this weeks' Rubbish Roundup Preston City Council has apologized to a volunteer litter picker who called time on his hobby after being confronted by a council walker on his daily litter pick. In Abergavenny, litter pickers have been celebrating a successful year after reforming their town clean-up group, in Swindon, a local newspaper is calling on its readers to join their campaign to tackle the scourge of litter in the town. Finally, on to Radcliffe in Bury, where local school children have been doing their bit to clean up the streets.
At this time of year, along come the dark nights, Halloween, and Bonfire Night, and there seems to be a headline about an arson incident almost every day.
In this weeks' Rubbish Roundup 'Break Free from Plastics', an environmental pressure group, has said that much of the plastic that’s polluting our planet comes from just a handful of big corporations. Angry residents on a Sheffield street have been left perplexed after the council rejected an offer by a local McDonald’s drive-through restaurant to install bins to tackle the growing problem of fast food litter and pupils from a school in West Bridgford in Nottingham recent cleaned up a local woodland as part of a charity litter picking event...
If you run or manage a business and you aren’t recycling, you’re missing a trick. Not only is recycling much better for the environment, but it also helps you save on waste management costs and improves your reputation with customers and clients.
Hands up who has a drawer at home full of random things that don’t have a place anywhere? Does the drawer have about 50 batteries in it, some that work, and some that don’t, because you’re just not sure what to do with them when they’re finished with?
Did you know that if you have female staff, customers, or visitors, you legally have to provide sanitary disposal bins?
Cigarette litter continues to be a growing problem. The smoking ban that was introduced in 2007 led to a huge 43% increase in cigarette litter, according to Keep Britain Tidy, and it’s one of the most commonly found pieces of litter on beaches...
After another warm summer (albeit with a typically British downpour here and there), you might have noticed the mornings and evenings getting noticeably chillier. This can only mean one thing, autumn is on its way and winter won’t be far behind, with its frost, ice, and snow...
Images shared on social media recently of a sheep in the Scottish Highlands with a drinks can stuck in its mouth has highlighted the problem of litter in our countryside.