Would you stop gossiping about your neighbours if you thought you’d be fined and forced to pick up litter if you got caught? That’s the fate of people in a town in the Philippines who get caught spreading rumours.
50 volunteers turned out to clear up some local woods as part of a clean up event organised by the town’s environmental charity, Green Hive, following an online complaint from a dog walker about the amount of litter at the beauty spot.
There have been calls for McDonald’s to take more responsibility after an increase in the amount of litter washing up on a beach in Leven in Fife.
Alderley Edge in Cheshire has gained a reputation as a footballers’ playground, but it’s also home to a group of residents who work hard to keep it green and clean.
In a report from the Earthwatch Insitute has found that plastic bottles are what makes up most of the plastic litter in European waterways. It may be surprising that plastic bags and straws account for so little.
An army of little litter pickers took part in the Great British Spring Clean, as children from schools across the country went out to do their bit with their litter pickers and rubbish bags in hand.
Hillwalkers and climbers are being urged to take part in a clean up campaign that will rid the country’s mountains of litter. The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) will launch the initiative at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival. The campaign is going to be called ‘The Hills to Oceans; Removing Mountains of Waste’ or H2O for short.