The Global Fight Against Litter

What Can I Do To Clean Up My Local Parks?

Clean Local Parks

Parks and green spaces became a lifeline for many of us during the national lockdowns. We walked, jogged, took the kids for a kickabout, some of us dropped litter. However, despite the need for safe, clean local parks, when lockdown eased, they were hard to come by. Councils spent tens of thousands of pounds trying to keep on top of the piles of litter that people left behind every day. However, it was a losing battle.

The good news is, you don’t have to be one of those people who complain about litter but does nothing about it. You can do your bit to clean up your local parks. Here’s how.

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Smart Chips to Monitor Working from Home Recycling 

Working from home recycling
Not having to travel to work during the pandemic has been beneficial to the environment. However, while it’s true that less commuting has meant fewer carbon emissions, many of us have been creating more waste while working from home. Redcar and Cleveland Council is set to keep tabs on the amount of waste that’s being created while many people are working remotely by giving residents ‘smart’ recycling bins fitted with ID chips.

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How to reduce PPE litter

Reduce PPE Litter

We all know that litter was a problem before the pandemic. No one imagined that the disposable PPE designed to keep us safe would make it so much worse. How many discarded face masks or pairs of gloves have you seen out on your walks? With billions of face masks and gloves used globally every month and social distancing still needed. PPE litter remains a growing and serious problem.

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Zero Waste Challenge for April: Make Your Own Zero Waste Snacks

Zero waste hummus
Now that lockdown restrictions are easing, your thoughts might be turning to picnics in the park or days out at the beach. But before you and your family descend on local beauty spots, you need to do some planning. To keep areas clean, safe and beautiful for others and to protect wildlife, you need to make sure you don’t leave any rubbish behind. 

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Fighting Litter Around the UK: Cheltenham Borough Council

Cheltenham is a vibrant regency town with a busy calendar of events and festivals all year round and a population of around 117,000 people. This makes keeping the town tidy a priority, and Cheltenham Borough Council, along with its environmental service provider Ubico, and partners including Gloucestershire Police, the Environment Agency and the DVLA has taken on the fight against problems such as fly-tipping, graffiti, dog fouling, and abandoned vehicles.

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