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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
In this weeks' Rubbish Roundup the Canal and River Trust say that if every person picked up 1 piece of litter, England and Wales’ rivers and canals could be plastic-free within a year. Schoolchildren in Doncaster design anti-litter campaign posters and littering offences in Glasgow have reduced by a staggering 83% over the last nine years, according to figures released by Police Scotland.
This weeks Rubbish Roundup features stories about Highways England joining forces with Keep Britain Tidy to give some of Somerset’s busiest roads a spring clean, a landowner has been blocking access to a beauty spot in Snowdonia because of litter dumping and high school students in East Ayreshire can be fined £80 for littering.
There have been calls for McDonald’s to take more responsibility after an increase in the amount of litter washing up on a beach in Leven in Fife.
This weeks Rubbish Roundup features stories of organised litter pick groups working hard to keep their local areas clean and tidy and the litter clean-up challenge that's currently trending on Twitter and Instagram.