It seems like every day, there’s a new headline about the increasing amount of plastic pollution in our oceans. The focus needs to be on how plastics are made, used, and reused in the first place, rather than dealing with the issue once the plastics are in the ocean.
The Global Fight Against Litter
Back in 2015, The Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 came into being. It’s all about improving the social, economic, environmental, and cultural wellbeing of Wales and its residents, both now, and in the future.
Dundee City Council has joined forces with Zero Waste Scotland on a new initiative called ‘Take Pride in Your City,’ which aims to tackle littering, dog fouling, and fly-tipping, and encourage people to take pride in where they live.
Newcastle Council launched its ‘Your City, Your Home’ campaign earlier this year. It spent a whopping £2.2 million clearing up litter and fly-tipping in the previous financial year which it said could have been used to plant 5,000 trees, fill 40,000 potholes, or to support 100 children in foster care.
This Northern Irish Council wants to send a message out loud and clear that it’s everyone’s job to help play a part in keeping the borough’s towns, villages, parks, and green spaces clean and pleasant places to be.
Cardiff Council’s anti-litter campaign, ‘Love Where You Live’ aims to clean up the streets around the city, and has called in residents to join in and help make a difference. Here are just some of the ways that the council is cleaning up Cardiff.
Falkirk Council has introduced its Community Litter Plan in a bid to turn the town into ‘the place to be.’ The idea is to maintain and improve local areas to create a place where people want to live, work, and visit.
Chichester District Council asked resident about what they were most concerned about and it emerged that the people who live and work in the cathedral city in West Sussex are most concerned about littering, fly tipping and dog fouling...
In this series, we’re going to be looking at some of the best anti-litter campaigns which have been set up around the UK to combat the scourge of rubbish in our towns, cities, and countryside.
Images shared on social media recently of a sheep in the Scottish Highlands with a drinks can stuck in its mouth has highlighted the problem of litter in our countryside.