Would you stop gossiping about your neighbours if you thought you’d be fined and forced to pick up litter if you got caught? That’s the fate of people in a town in the Philippines who get caught spreading rumours.
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50 volunteers turned out to clear up some local woods as part of a clean up event organised by the town’s environmental charity, Green Hive, following an online complaint from a dog walker about the amount of litter at the beauty spot.
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.
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.
In a report from the Earthwatch Insitute has found that plastic bottles are what makes up most of the plastic litter in European waterways. It may be surprising that plastic bags and straws account for so little.
Hillwalkers and climbers are being urged to take part in a clean up campaign that will rid the country’s mountains of litter. The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) will launch the initiative at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival. The campaign is going to be called ‘The Hills to Oceans; Removing Mountains of Waste’ or H2O for short.
Clean Our Patch was started in 2018 by El Clarke and Ash Samuels, and the group has held around 80 litter picks across Plymouth. They’ve already cleaned up a whopping 6.5 tonnes of rubbish so far this year, and they show no signs of stopping!
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.
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.