19th September 2018
520,000 Trolleys Abandoned In Public Spaces & Waterways Every Year

520,000 Trolleys Abandoned In Public Spaces & Waterways Every Year

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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10th September 2018
Teachers Urged To Make Single-Use Plastics Fight Part Of Curriculum

Teachers Urged To Make Single-Use Plastics Fight Part Of Curriculum

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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6th September 2018
144 Fly-Tipping Incidents Per Day Across Greater Manchester

144 Fly-Tipping Incidents Per Day Across Greater Manchester

New research into the full cost of waste crime in Greater Manchester reveals there were nearly 53,000 separate incidents of fly-tipping reported by the local authorities in the ten boroughs in 2016/17, equating to 144 incidents per day. The research … Continue reading

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5th September 2018
Northern Ireland Cuts 1 Billion Plastic Bags From Circulation

Northern Ireland Cuts 1 Billion Plastic Bags From Circulation

1bn plastic bags have been cut from circulation in Northern Ireland since the introduction of its plastic carrier bag levy, according to the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. The carrier bag levy in the country commenced 8 April … Continue reading

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31st August 2018
Teresa May Confirms Consultation On Doubling Plastic Bag Charge

Teresa May Confirms Consultation On Doubling Plastic Bag Charge

Prime Minister Theresa May has today (31 August) announced confirmation of government plans to consult on extending the 5p plastic bag charge to all retailers, not just big businesses. The consultation, to be launched later this year, will also explore … Continue reading

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28th August 2018
Government Set To Double Plastic Bag Carrier Levy

Government Set To Double Plastic Bag Carrier Levy

Teresa May is expected to announce the Government’s intention to double the charge on single use plastic carriers bags from 5p to 10p, according to reports. Reports also suggest the Prime Minister will also announce that all retailers will be … Continue reading

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16th August 2018
£300,000 Funding For Community Projects To “Get Tough On Litter”

£300,000 Funding For Community Projects To “Get Tough On Litter”

Over £300,000 is now available for community projects that “get tough on litter”, Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has announced. The first round of the funding saw a number of councils, charities, businesses, and public projects awarded almost £125,000 to take innovative steps … Continue reading

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13th August 2018
Landsec Unites 92 Retail Brands In Fight Against Single-Use Plastics

Landsec Unites 92 Retail Brands In Fight Against Single-Use Plastics

The largest commercial property development and investment company in the UK, Landsec, has launched a Refill Me campaign, uniting 92 brands in the fight to decrease the amount of single-use plastic waste generated at its retail destinations. It is estimated … Continue reading

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