Tagged with 'stories'

Rubbish Roundup 19th August

In this weeks' Rubbish Roundup Mountaineering Scotland has called on local authorities to crack down on campers who are spoiling Scotland’s beauty spots by leaving them strewn with litter. Also, thieves have stolen a wheelbarrow worth hundreds of pounds from a group of litter pickers in Staffordshire and the latest government figures show that Birmingham council spent £14.2 million cleaning up the city’s streets in 2018-19...

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Rubbish Roundup 5th August

In this weeks' Rubbish Roundup Edinburgh Council is set to double the amount of street cleaners working during the Edinburgh Festival this month. A group of keen runners from High Wycombe took part in a voluntary litter picking session this week and as part of a campaign against plastic pollution, children of all ages flocked to the Aberdeen coast to pick up litter and to learn about the different types of litter that end up strewn along the coastline...

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Rubbish Roundup 22nd July

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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Rubbish Roundup 8th July

In this weeks Rubbish Roundup, this year's Glastonbury festival-goers have been praised for tidying up after themselves, 27 tonnes of marine litter were removed from the beaches and coastlines of Ireland during Coca-Cola Clean Coasts Week 2019 and Calderdale Council in Yorkshire has enlisted local school children in the fight against litter by asking them to design anti-litter posters.

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Rubbish Roundup 10th June

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.

 

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Rubbish Roundup 22nd March

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.

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Rubbish Roundup 4th March

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.

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Rubbish Roundup 21st January

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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Rubbish Roundup 7th January

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.

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