In this week's Rubbish Roundup we feature an inspirational story of a young eco-warrior in the making, the latest progress on tackling chewing gum litter in Ireland and a study shows how discarded cigarette butts can actually harm plant growth.
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In this week's' Rubbish Roundup conmen disguised as litter enforcement officers in Brigend have been demanding cash from people for supposed littering and dog-fouling, residents in Cardiff are complaining about the amount of litter in the streets and litter on the beaches of Northern Ireland has reached its highest level since litter surveys began seven years ago.
In this weeks' Rubbish Roundup the Canal and River Trust say that if every person picked up 1 piece of litter, England and Wales’ rivers and canals could be plastic-free within a year. Schoolchildren in Doncaster design anti-litter campaign posters and littering offences in Glasgow have reduced by a staggering 83% over the last nine years, according to figures released by Police Scotland.
This weeks Rubbish Roundup features stories about Highways England joining forces with Keep Britain Tidy to give some of Somerset’s busiest roads a spring clean, a landowner has been blocking access to a beauty spot in Snowdonia because of litter dumping and high school students in East Ayreshire can be fined £80 for littering.
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.
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.
This weeks Rubbish Roundup features stories including a 6 year old boy in Aberdeen who is encouraging people to pick up litter after he found a 26 year old crisp packet, temporary wheelie bins are set to replace steel alloy container which were stolen in Solihull, and finally there has been a backlash after litter patrol officers followed a woman into a doctors surgery to fine her.
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.
This weeks Rubbish Roundup features stories including about people who drop litter in Fife could now be faced with an on the spot fine, Barking and Dagenham council have launched a crackdown on litter to become the 'cleanliness capital' of London, and finally members of the Friends of Barry Beaches conducted a litterpick on Boxing day.