Broadcast from the Bins - Funnel Bins

Wednesday, 27 September 2017 09:34:05 Europe/London
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Litter is a massive problem on the roadside, estimates suggest it costs around £850 million per year to clean up rubbish throughout the UK, motorways and roads are notorious for litter, to combat this a new funnel bin has been installed in some locations to encourage drivers to dispose of their rubbish in the correct manor instead of just throwing it from their car window onto the ground they can not throw into a new funnel bin. 

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Posted By Jon

Broadcast from the Bins - Deposit Return Scheme for Scotland

Friday, 22 September 2017 20:04:00 Europe/London
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The deposit return scheme looks to be edging nearer for implementation in Scotland, customers who buy a plastic bottle will pay an extra charge on the item and then receive a refund.  It has been successful in countries such as Germany and parts of Scandavia.

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Posted By jon davis

Broadcast From the Bins: The Supermarket Scandal

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 11:57:00 Europe/London
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This week we look at salvaging supermarket seconds and what is being done to combat the insane amounts of food waste being generated

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Posted By Sam

Broadcast from the Bins 22nd May

Monday, 22 May 2017 08:57:03 Europe/London
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Littering is a crime in the UK and cash strapped councils are looking to private companies to enforce the Environmental Protection Act.  One of these enforcement companies is called Kingdom, whos officers are paid a competency allowance for every 4 fines, so do they go out of their way to fine people?

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Posted By jon davis

Broadcast From the Bins 1st May

Monday, 8 May 2017 17:00:52 Europe/London
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Keep Scotland Beautiful has estimated that the cost of clearing up litter in Scotland is somewhere in the region of £100 million per year, Aberdeen is part of the national campaign to help get 1 million people involved in helping clear up litter and improve the look in their local area.  

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Posted By jon davis

Broadcast From the Bins 24th April

Monday, 24 April 2017 10:41:08 Europe/London
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With the litter fines in full force across the country, is there a case for dashcam footage to catch offenders who dispose of litter whilst they are driving.  A lot of vehicles have dashcams installed so authorities in Omagh in Northern Ireland have decided to fit their enforcement vehicles with cameras to try to catch culprits and use the evidence in court.  

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Posted By jon davis

Broadcast from the Bins 10th April

Monday, 10 April 2017 09:16:14 Europe/London
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Music festivals have a record of leaving an incredible amount of rubbish after revellers have gone home, and some festival organisers have gone further than tackling the litter problem, an example of this is the Sunrise Celebration which uses 100% renewable energy  and solar powered showers.  

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Posted By jon davis

Broadcast From the Bins 13th March

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 09:00:00 Europe/London
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Flytipping is on the rise, but why?  Last year flytipping increased by 50%, this was down to some cash strapped councils implementing charges for the collection of waste, in one case Barnet Council charge almost £48 for a single collection rising to £185.  Despite there being so many flytipping cases only 0.2% were prosecuted.  

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Posted By jon davis

Broadcast From the Bins 27th February

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 17:00:00 Europe/London
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Could the future of recycling in the UK be in jeopardy, applications for sustainable waste management sites have dropped by 20% in the last year, one of the fears this dropped is because of budget cuts to waste management companies.  The bad news is if no facilities are built then the existing ones will be stretched and the use of landfills will be needed again.  

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Posted By jon davis

Broadcast From the Bins 13th Feburary

Friday, 17 February 2017 14:00:00 Europe/London
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This issue of broadcast from the bins focuses on solar power, a renewable energy source being used in Swindon.   A new solar power plant is being built in Swindon which aims to save the local council money as well as generating over £200,000 per year.  

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Posted By jon davis
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