Alderley Edge in Cheshire has gained a reputation as a footballers’ playground, but it’s also home to a group of residents who work hard to keep it green and clean.
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The Friends of Dumbarton Foreshore was started by Zoe Weir and her family because they were appaled by the amount of litter on the beach. Since she launched the group it gained the support of volunteers from Plastic Free West Dunbartonshire and now they meet up once a week to carry out a beach clean up.
Highways England has urged drivers to do their bit to help reduce litter found on motorways, each year 200,000 bags of litter are collected from the side of the roads every year. This year they have stepped up to support the Great British Spring Clean.
The Aberdeenshire Litter Initiave in Inverurie has been running for the past 5 years with over 500 registered volunteers, these volunteers choose a street in which to keep clean with them having complete control over how much time and effort they put in.
A new Facebook group set up in Spalding is to help fight the problem of fly-tipping in the local area, so far to date over 700 people have joined the group. The pages owner, Mark hopes to have groups set up to cover Lincolnshire and to recruit so many volunteers that it acts as a deterrent
Over the festive season you would have seen plenty of it over the festive season, but this could be bad for the environment. Standard glitter is made from plastics which can take 450 years to break down
This weeks Rubbish Roundup features stories including litter officers have been hired to patrol the streets of Lancashire as part of a 12 month contract, an anti litter campaign has been given a £30,000 boost from the council to tackle litter in public spaces, and finally a chrismtas tree has been blighted with broken branches, baubles missing and litter around its base.
The Marine Conservation Society have said that despite huge efforts by volunteers to clean up the UK beaches, there is still much to be done to tackle in increasing amount of plastic washing up on the UK's shores.
The IMO is set to begin a huge scale study on how it can help reduce the amount of plastic, the study would look at current litter levels and port reception facilities for litter and think about possible new measures to make it compulsory to make a declaration when shipping containers are lost at sea.
Six crows in a theme park in Western France have been trained to pick up litter, they were chosen for this job because of their intelligent, in return for this the birds would get food treats. It is not just helping the environment but it is also saving the lives of other wildlife.