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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17th May 2017
Partnership Aims To Protect 100 Islands From Ocean Plastic By 2020

Partnership Aims To Protect 100 Islands From Ocean Plastic By 2020

Today, on International Recycling Day (17 May 2017), Corona and Parley for the Oceans have announced a partnership to help end marine plastic pollution. The long-term partnership launches with a plan to protect 100 Islands by 2020, starting in six … Continue reading

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12th May 2017
MEPs Vote In Favour Of EU Litter Prevention Strategy

MEPs Vote In Favour Of EU Litter Prevention Strategy

MEPs have voted to adopt seven breakthrough measures for tackling the problem of litter through EU member states.  Following the vote at Strasbourg this week (10 May) a series of measures will be adopted by EU member states to share … Continue reading

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11th May 2017
60% Would Ditch Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles If Tap Refills Were Freely Available

60% Would Ditch Single-Use Plastic Water Bottles If Tap Refills Were Freely Available

Nearly three in five (59%) say they would be more likely to use a reusable water bottle if tap water refills were more freely available in places such as shops, airports and parks, a YouGov survey reveals. The survey, commissioned … Continue reading

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18th April 2017
Gum Makers Must Contribute To £60m Annual Removal Cost, Councils Say

Gum Makers Must Contribute To £60m Annual Removal Cost, Councils Say

Chewing gum manufacturers must help more with the growing multi-million pound cost to local communities of removing discarded gum, with 99% of the nation’s main shopping streets now “spattered”, council leaders say. The Local Government Association, which represents more than … Continue reading

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13th April 2017
Council Suspends DIY Waste Charges, Following Litter Strategy

Council Suspends DIY Waste Charges, Following Litter Strategy

West Sussex County Council has announced that it will suspend charging for the disposal of DIY waste at its 11 house waste and recycling centres (HWRCs), following the publication of the Government’s National Litter Strategy for England.  The Strategy aims … Continue reading

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