NewspaperRubbish Roundup – 16/09/16 

  • Today marks the start of Rotherham Borough Council’s Recycling Week.
  • A 44-year-old Canadian man was accidentally picked up by a rubbish truck when his bin was collected. He travelled several blocks before somebody spotted him and alerted the driver.
  • A new-born, Chinese baby was found by a streetcleaner dumped in a rubbish bin. The boy’s mother had put him there believing him to be still-born. Doctors examined the baby, found him to be healthy and confirmed that he had not suffered any harm.
  • The city of Saskatoon, in Canada, is considering implementing parking bans to assist refuge collection lorries.
  • For the first time ever, this year the UK’s recycling rate has fallen. Cuts to recycling centres have been identified as a possible cause.
  • Brighton & Hove City Council has launched a set of solar powered bins that can hold up to eight times more waste than a normal bin. They use the sun’s rays to compact any litter placed inside, so increasing storage capacity.
  • Seabin and Poralu Marine have signed a partnership to manufacture Seabins, which should be operational by the end of the year. The automated bin is designed to catch floating rubbish.