Rubbish Roundup

Spring Rubbish Roundup: Litter Picking Heroes

Litter Picking
In this Spring rubbish roundup, we travel across the country to meet some of the litter heroes that have gone the extra mile to keep the UK tidy. Litter has long been a problem, but it has worsened since the easing of lockdown. But determined to keep our streets, parks and beauty spots clean, safe and healthy these people have become true litter picking heroes. 

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Smart Chips to Monitor Working from Home Recycling 

Working from home recycling
Not having to travel to work during the pandemic has been beneficial to the environment. However, while it’s true that less commuting has meant fewer carbon emissions, many of us have been creating more waste while working from home. Redcar and Cleveland Council is set to keep tabs on the amount of waste that’s being created while many people are working remotely by giving residents ‘smart’ recycling bins fitted with ID chips.

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Rubbish Roundup 22nd February

This weeks Rubbish Roundup features stories including two brothers who have raised money for their school by upcycling, and in Kent a schoolboy was so angry at the amount of rubbish that visitors left that he launched a clean up program

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Rubbish Roundup 11th January

This weeks rubbish roundup features stories including Oxfordshire district council extending their litter budget.  Research carried out showed that at the start of 2020 litterlouts were mainly males aged between 20-29 years old,and finally national park managers were not enjoying the increase numbers over the lockdown

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Rubbish Roundup 13th December

This weeks Rubbish Roundup features stories including a litter picking group has grown in the North East since the first lockdown, litter pickers in Ipswich have found proof of just how long some kinds of litter can remain the environment

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Rubbish Roundup 16th November

This weeks rubbish roundup features stories including a council appealing for cctv footage of litter louts, a facebook group in Leeds has over 1000 members dedicated to keeping the town clean and finally 2 sisters in Aberdeen has raised money for charity from their local litterpicking efforts

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Rubbish Roundup - 2nd November

This weeks Rubbish Roundup includes a pint-size litter picker tidying up communal gardens, a counsellor in Worcestershire shocked at the amount of discarded facemasks and friends in Scarbrough have declared litter warfare and raising money for the local hospice

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Rubbish Roundup 19th October

This weeks Rubbish Roundup features stories including a litterpicking team in Leeds have surpassed 10000 bags of rubbish and a team as Western General Hospital have been the first to receive litter picking kits as part of a new scheme

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