Rubbish Roundup

Rubbish Roundup 20th July

This week we have three different stories from all over the country relating to discarded litter. We discuss not only the sanctions being enforced for litterbugs but also the hero's helping to clear up our streets.

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Rubbish Roundup 6th July

To kick-off the roundup this week we look into a new campaign started by Mcdonald's targeting litter. We then discuss the issue with discarded litter in parks and how both park owners and police are looking to combat the issue.

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Rubbish Roundup 22nd June

This weeks roundup begins with a yoga teacher from Kent who plans to collect litter while paddleboarding down a canal. Next, we discuss the litter increase in Lincolnshire due to the easing of lockdown. In Lancashire, the RSPCA is concerned as they are responding to many cases of injured animals due to the large amounts of litter. 

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Rubbish Roundup 8th June

Our first rubbish related story takes us to Wales, where a local charity has raised concerns due to the discarded PPE collecting in public spaces. We then travel to Stevenage where a young Eco-Warrior has contributed massively to the efforts by collecting bags upon bags of rubbish. In Devon, the council is appalled by the amount of refuse left by beachgoers. To end this weeks roundup we discuss a new anti-litter scheme being set up in Northampton

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Rubbish Roundup 11th May

This week we look into the issue of discarded PPE lining the streets of Ayrshire, along with an issue in Bristol regarding empty flower planters being used as rubbish bins. We also cover a story about one of Dundee's youngest recycling whizz-kids and finally, we hear from a Lancashire MP concerned due to the amount of rubbish he has spotted while out on country walks.

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Rubbish Roundup 30th March

In this weeks' Rubbish Roundup the annual Great British Spring Clean has been postponed until September because of the coronavirus outbreak, and various councils have announced various services are being reduced significantly in response to the government lockdown, such as bin emptying, street cleaning and litter-picking...

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Rubbish Roundup 16th March

In this weeks' Rubbish Roundup a councillor in Denbighshire has criticised a private litter enforcement firm for targeting smokers instead of dog owners, in Ipswich a litter picking group was shocked to find 90 unused needles on one area of the town, a compact and 100% electric waste vacuum cleaner is the latest litter fighting recruit in South Lanarkshire and Costa Coffee stores in Swindon are set to start hosting their own litter picks...

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Rubbish Roundup 17th February

In this weeks' Rubbish Roundup a report published by the non-profit anti-litter organisation Plastic Patrol has found that people in Oxford are among the most avid litter pickers in the country. Small animals are getting stuck in discarded litter and are being left to die a painful death in Romney Marsh, Kent and a man from Portadown in Northern Ireland has spent the last 7 months scouring the River Bann for litter in his Kayak...

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