Starting this month, in San Jose the authorities will pay 25 homeless citizens $15 per hour to pick up litter around 40 of their litter hotspots, this not only helps with the litter problem but also helps the homeless people to start to turn their lives around.
A woman wearing a mermaids tail is swimming along the river Thames to raise awareness about the problems caused by single-use plastic. She started in Gloucestershire and will finish in Teddington, during the swim she will be asking people to litterpick for 2 minutes along the river banks.
Ireland's annual bin it campaign is targeting schools to educate youngsters about litter and how to dispose of it properly. The Bin It Campaign has been visiting schools across Ireland for the last 12 years and during this period it has visited 463 schools and engaged with over 50,000 pupils.
A Manchester bus company are encouraging passengers to take their litter home with them after they have left the bus after it was revealed thatr cleaners are spending up to 25 minutes per evening just removing litter from buses.
Fife council are backing a new campaign that is encouraging people to think before they discard their chewing gum or litter on the street, 'Bin it Your Way' is a chewing gum action group annual campaign which is run across 80 local authorities.
This weeks Rubbish Roundup includes stories about fly-tipping in Caerphilly costs the council more than £150,000 to clear up, a walker has blamed the councilfor failing to clear up a local beauty spot, and finally, Liverpool's litter squad have been banned from the University campus because students have complained about their prescence during exams.
Litter bins in North East Lincolnshire are set to be replaced with bigger ones and some of them will contain solar powered waste compactors. The plans to introduce the new bins came about after a council meeting regarding litter in the area.
Communal underground bins are being considered in a bid to tackle the litter problems in the city, the council are currently spending in excess of £6 million cleaning up and repairing alleyways which are too narrow for wheelie bins.
A two refuse bag limit in Bridgend is causing public litter bins to overflow, this limit has been in force since June last year, with the aim of increasing the recycling rates, and this did prove correct however members of the public have now resorted to dumping their waste bins in public bins.
This weeks Rubbish Roundup includes stories of an owner who had to have his dog put down after a fish hook got stuck in its windpipe, seventeen people have appeared in court after not paying their litter fines in one day last week, and finally, litter fines are being introduced in North East Lincolnshire