Figures released today (19 September) by global trolley and retail equipment manufacturer, Wanzl, show that 520,000 abandoned shopping trolleys were reported in the UK in 2017, with unofficial estimates suggesting the real number could be as high as 1m. Representing … Continue reading →
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Teachers are being encouraged to “start a conversation around single-use plastics” this year and empower pupils to find creative ways to protect the marine environment, following a schools-based inquiry led by the charity Keep Britain Tidy and BRITA UK. Commenting … Continue reading →
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A new intervention to tackle “careful” littering – the coffee cup left on a window ledge, the sandwich wrapper abandoned on a park bench – has been launched, following a successful pilot that saw signs placed in areas where rubbish … Continue reading →
In light of the upcoming votes on the Plastics Strategy and the Single-Use Plastics Products and the implementation of the Circular Economy Package, a coalition of 34 organisations and companies have called for EU action on recycled content mandates for plastics … Continue reading →
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Lack of awareness of what fly-tipping has led one in five Londoners to fly-tip in the past two years, a new report from the London Borough Environment Directors Network (LEDNet) and Keep Britain Tidy reveals. The new report includes the … Continue reading →
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Hassle, forgetfulness or hygiene concerns are stopping people turning their increased awareness about plastic pollution into actions. New research, launching today from ourselves and BRITA UK – shows that although people are more aware of the environmental impacts of plastic … Continue reading →
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A new report to be published by Keep Britain Tidy reveals that litters could be killing up to 3.2m shrews, voles and mice every year. The study looked at litter along roadsides and in lay-bys and found that more than … Continue reading →
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Fly-tipping incidents reported by local authorities topped one million in 2016/17, an increase of 7% on the previous year. Two thirds (67%) of fly-tips involved household waste. Total incidents involving household waste increased by 8% from 2015/16, according to Defra … Continue reading →
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