Rubbish Roundup 27th November

Monday, 27 November 2017 10:07:36 Europe/London
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Doncaster hands out the most fines in the UK with 700 more than the Leeds who are in second place, the council is one of the only in the UK that can fine people for throwing litter out of a vehicle.  A new book called Plastian the Little Fish has been launched by Waste Free Oceans to educate children about the problem of plastic litter in our oceans.  

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Posted By Adam

Rubbish Roundup 6th November

Thursday, 9 November 2017 09:24:02 Europe/London
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This weeks stories seem to focus on the litter patrols around the country, with fines set to double to £150 instead of £80 people are still littering, a man was arrested in Liverpool of suspicion of assaulting a litter officer after he was reported for discarding a cigarette butt.

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Posted By Adam

Rubbish Roundup 23rd October

Thursday, 2 November 2017 11:53:20 Europe/London
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One of the main stories in this weeks roundup features a story about 2 women being reported by police for throwing their fast food packaging out of their window of a KFC car park.  The police stated they would look into the incident and have encouraged anyone to to do the same using the #idiotswhodroplitter.

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Posted By Sam

Rubbish Roundup 9th October

Monday, 9 October 2017 10:50:12 Europe/London
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This weeks rubbish roundup focuses a lot of littering, Dundee have introduced a city wide litter prevention strategy, Liverpool's litter squad have encouraged residents to help give information on serial litter louts, Staffordshire have presented a large pile of rubbish in the town centre to show them how much litter is being discarded in their area. 

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Posted By Sam

Rubbish Roundup 25th September

Monday, 25 September 2017 09:33:59 Europe/London
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Beach litter is on the rise, one of the stories this weeks features a Barry Island Chip Shop which is fed up with the amount of strewn litter and they themselves have stopped using polystyrene cartons and now switched to biodegradable cardboard even though they are far more expensive than the polystyren.  This was all started from a walk down the beaches with their children.  

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Posted By Adam

Rubbish Roundup 11th September

Sunday, 24 September 2017 12:11:09 Europe/London
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This weeks Rubbish Roundup feature stories of a litter pick in Kettering collecting 40kg of waste, an artist turning litter into items for sale and Brighton Council joining a campaign called launch the streets ahead campaign.  

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Posted By Jon

Rubbish Roundup 21st August

Monday, 21 August 2017 10:21:16 Europe/London
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This weeks stories feature a new 'Smart Bin' being installed in Picton, New Zealand, these bins sends alerts to waste management teams via a text message when they need emptying to help combat the problem of overflowing bins.  If this trial is successful successful it will become a familiar site aross the country.  

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Posted By Michelle

Rubbish Roundup 7th August

Monday, 7 August 2017 10:27:18 Europe/London
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This weeks rubbish roundup includes a story from Asda in Leicester where the residents near the superstore are angered by the companies failure to clear up a pile of rubbish which has been building up for months next to it.  

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Posted By jon davis

Rubbish Roundup 24th July

Thursday, 27 July 2017 12:18:25 Europe/London
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This weeks Rubbish Roundup includes children from a Swindon School visiting their local shopping centre to learn how the centre manages its waste and how their recycling policy works.  Each child received small gifts including pencil cases made from tyres and a ruler made from old cd cases.

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Posted By Michelle

Rubbish Roundup 10th July

Monday, 10 July 2017 11:06:45 Europe/London
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Most of our stories this focus on beach litter, especially in 1 case where a 6 year old girl cut herself on a disposable bbq left by a beach goer.  

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Posted By jon davis
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