Rubbish Roundup

Rubbish Roundup 19th January

In this weeks' Rubbish Roundup the Welsh Government plans to change the law to punish litter louts who throw litter out of their car window. Gloucester City Council is searching for a private firm of ‘litter police’ to enforce litter rules over the next five years and fly-tippers could face jail as part of a new government crack-down on dumping waste...

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Rubbish Roundup - The Festive Edition

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.

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Rubbish Roundup 11th November

In this weeks' Rubbish Roundup a team from Australia’s national science research agency has found that thousands of tonnes of nets, traps, and lines are lost in the ocean each year. The streets of Henley were left blighted by rubbish after public litter bins weren’t emptied over the weekend and 215 litter pickers in Hitchin cleared the town’s parks, paths, and verges of rubbish in a bid to wage war on waste...

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Rubbish Roundup 28th November

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...

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Rubbish Roundup 16th September

In this weeks' Rubbish Roundup the campaign group, Plastic Free Keighley has appointed a community leader to further its cause. Also litter pickers who are on a nationwide ‘litter picking tour’ were told that they couldn’t recycle rubbish at a council recycling centre because it didn’t count as ‘household waste’ and Holidaymakers are taking part in beach clean events to make up for their guilt about the environmental impact of flying...

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Rubbish Roundup 19th August

In this weeks' Rubbish Roundup Mountaineering Scotland has called on local authorities to crack down on campers who are spoiling Scotland’s beauty spots by leaving them strewn with litter. Also, thieves have stolen a wheelbarrow worth hundreds of pounds from a group of litter pickers in Staffordshire and the latest government figures show that Birmingham council spent £14.2 million cleaning up the city’s streets in 2018-19...

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Rubbish Roundup 5th August

In this weeks' Rubbish Roundup Edinburgh Council is set to double the amount of street cleaners working during the Edinburgh Festival this month. A group of keen runners from High Wycombe took part in a voluntary litter picking session this week and as part of a campaign against plastic pollution, children of all ages flocked to the Aberdeen coast to pick up litter and to learn about the different types of litter that end up strewn along the coastline...

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Rubbish Roundup 22nd July

In this week's Rubbish Roundup we feature an inspirational story of a young eco-warrior in the making, the latest progress on tackling chewing gum litter in Ireland and a study shows how discarded cigarette butts can actually harm plant growth.

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Rubbish Roundup 8th July

In this weeks Rubbish Roundup, this year's Glastonbury festival-goers have been praised for tidying up after themselves, 27 tonnes of marine litter were removed from the beaches and coastlines of Ireland during Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week 2019 and Calderdale Council in Yorkshire has enlisted local school children in the fight against litter by asking them to design anti-litter posters.

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Rubbish Roundup 24th June

In this week's' Rubbish Roundup conmen disguised as litter enforcement officers in Brigend have been demanding cash from people for supposed littering and dog-fouling, residents in Cardiff are complaining about the amount of litter in the streets and litter on the beaches of Northern Ireland has reached its highest level since litter surveys began seven years ago.

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