22nd November 2017
Autumn Budget: Hammond Confirms Single-Use Plastics Tax & £30m To Tackle Waste Crime

Autumn Budget: Hammond Confirms Single-Use Plastics Tax & £30m To Tackle Waste Crime

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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3rd November 2017
Marine Litter Rises 150% In A Year, Defra Figures Show

Marine Litter Rises 150% In A Year, Defra Figures Show

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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11th October 2017
A Deposit Return Scheme In England Could Save Councils £35m A Year

A Deposit Return Scheme In England Could Save Councils £35m A Year

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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10th October 2017
Stars Back Campaign To Protect Whales From “Plastic Menace”

Stars Back Campaign To Protect Whales From “Plastic Menace”

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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2nd October 2017
Kidlington’s Clean-Up Yields Twenty Tonnes Of Waste

Kidlington’s Clean-Up Yields Twenty Tonnes Of Waste

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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29th August 2017
Defra Launches £500,000 Litter Prevention Fund

Defra Launches £500,000 Litter Prevention Fund

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

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6th June 2017
KBT Unveils “The Incredible Shrinking Bottle” Campaign

KBT Unveils “The Incredible Shrinking Bottle” Campaign

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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22nd May 2017
London’s “Tidy Litterers” Targeted In New Campaign 

London’s “Tidy Litterers” Targeted In New Campaign 

“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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