Rubbish Roundup 21st January

Saturday, 9 February 2019 10:38:43 Europe/London
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This weeks Rubbish Roundup features stories including a mum from Doncaster is fed up with seeing rubbish in gutters and country lanes she has set up a clean up group, new calls to tackle marine litter in Shetland after a photograph was taken of a bird who had died from entanglement, and finally a Leicester company has been fined for allowing litter to fall on the country's road.  

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Posted By Adam

Nestle to Join Project Aimed at Preventing Marine Litter

Thursday, 7 February 2019 09:43:44 Europe/London
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Nestle has become one of the latest strategic partners of Project Stop which is an initiative to help prevent plastic pollution in South East Asia.  Estimates say that there is around 150 million tonnes of plastic in our oceans at the moment, with over half of it coming from 5 countries.

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Posted By Michelle

Can Packaging Manufacturers Really Solve the Litter Problem

Friday, 1 February 2019 13:50:36 Europe/London
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Despite all of the clean ups and education programmes, litter is still a huge problem and it costs local authorities around £1 billion per year to clean up, with the main source of litter being chewing gum and cigarette butts.  

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Posted By Jon

Rubbish Roundup 10th Decemeber

Thursday, 13 December 2018 10:53:09 Europe/London
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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.  

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Posted By Adam

The Global Fight Against Litter: Williamsburg, Virginia

Saturday, 8 December 2018 10:10:03 Europe/London
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James City Council in Williamsburg introduced a zero tolerance litter campaign.  The campaigns message is that litter is a criminal act that can lead to other crimes.  At a recent county meeting they have said that the amount of litter had decreased and that the campaign had a positive effect on people's behaviour. 

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Posted By Adam

How to Teach Kids About Litter and Have Fun

Saturday, 8 December 2018 09:54:55 Europe/London
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It was recently revealed that Prince William and Harry got made fun of at school when they revealed their father used to take them on litter picking holidays.  It may not be seen as fun but teaching kids about the importance of litter and how to can be devastate environments can turn them in environmentally-conscious adults.  

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Posted By Michelle

Badly-Behaved Pupils Should Pick Litter as Punishment

Wednesday, 5 December 2018 09:41:00 Europe/London
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If a Newcastle school has its way it will hand out community service style punishments like litter picking to those students who consistently fail to turn up for detention.  The headteacher said that a consultation has been opened so parents, pupils and staff can voice their opionion on this proposal

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Posted By Michelle

The Battle Against Marine Plastic is Far from Over

Tuesday, 4 December 2018 09:36:54 Europe/London
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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.

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The International Maritime Organisation Steps Up to Tackle Marine Litter

Friday, 23 November 2018 10:16:02 Europe/London
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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.

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Posted By Michelle

Rubbish Roundup 12th November

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 09:51:52 Europe/London
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This weeks Rubbish Roundup features stories including residents in Ipswich have been urged to look out for drug related litter and to report to the local authority, Wrexham have ended their contract with Kingdom early after it emerged that they did not issue a single fine in August or September, and finally Dublin City Council has secureed funding to tackle the illegal dumping of waste.

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Posted By Jon
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