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.
The Global Fight Against Litter
Bristol might not be the first place you think of when it comes to the world’s greenest cities, but it actually has some pretty impressive green credentials.
If you’ve seen Blue Planet II or read the headlines about the plastic pollution in the world’s rivers and oceans, you’ll know that it’s one of the biggest environmental challenges we’re facing...
Like many councils around the UK, West Lothian Council is working hard to tackle litter and keep its streets clean. From improving on-the-go recycling facilities to cracking down on dog fouling, here’s what it’s doing to fight litter.
Freiburg is widely considered the single best city for sustainable urban development. Starting early, in the 1970s, Freiburg has tackled energy and climate change, transport and land use, urban liveability and safety, and democratic issues – all using a highly integrated approach. In two separate learning cases we look at this integrated work in Freiburg, and at Freiburg’s integrated renewable energy concept, Freiburg Solar Region.
Bridgend Council is pretty proactive when it comes to keeping the town tidy. It works with Keep Wales Tidy on littering and fly-tipping campaigns, carries out monthly street cleanliness inspections, supports local projects to promote litter-free zones, supports beach clean-ups, and runs school litter education programmes, and dog fouling campaigns.
Cape Town has been hailed the greenest city in Africa, and for good reason. The ‘Mother City’ as it is affectionately known by its residents, has invested in cleaner public transport, a network of cycle lanes, and renewable energy to power its sprawling metropolis.
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.
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.