Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond’s Autumn budget, published today (22 November), made a flurry of environmental announcements, including confirming that government will launch a call for evidence on a “tax system” for single-use plastics. The government will launch a … Continue reading →
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The number of litter items found on the sea floor around the UK has risen 150% in a year, according to figures released by Defra. The Department for Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) yesterday (2 November) published its England Natural … Continue reading →
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A new report published today (11 October) suggests local authorities across England could save up to £35m every year if a deposit return scheme (DRS) for drinks containers was introduced in England. Analysis of data across eight local authorities, including … Continue reading →
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Television stars Julia Bradbury and Michaela Strachan have issued a call for action to protect whales, dolphins and other marine species from up to 13m tonnes of plastic that they say leak into our seas every year thanks to litter … Continue reading →
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Kidlington – a village located between the River Cherwell and the Oxford Canal – has had a 20-tonne weight lifted off its shoulders following a council cleanliness initiative. Five Cherwell District Council workers spent last week (beginning Monday, 18 September) removing … Continue reading →
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Almost £500,000 will be awarded to community projects to tackle littering, Defra Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has announced. The funding aims to support the development of “new innovation and approaches” for tackling litter, from behavioural research for better positioned bins … Continue reading →
Amid growing concern about plastic litter, Keep Britain Tidy has teamed up with Harrogate Water in a joint campaign to promote greater recycling of plastic water bottles. It follows independent research, jointly commissioned by Keep Britain Tidy and Harrogate Water, … Continue reading →
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“Tidy Litterers” – those that place their litter on walls, down storm drains or carefully leave litter next to full bins – are the target of a new campaign #FFSLDN to help stem the flow of litter into the River … Continue reading →
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