Government proposes making tobacco industry pay to clean up cigarettes litter

Research has found smoking-related litter makes up 68% of all littered items

Landmark reforms to fight plastic pollution and boost recycling move forward

The government has launched two consultations, including proposals for a deposit return scheme for drinks containers and an extended producer responsibility scheme for packaging

Council rolls out ‘Litter Cams’ for litterbug drivers

Motorists who are caught disposing of litter from their windows face fines of up to £120

Wales sets out plan to become ‘fly-tipping and litter-free’

People are being urged to play their part in eliminating litter and fly-tipping across the country

Coronavirus drives plague of waste with 102 plastic masks binned every week in UK alone

The North London Waste Authority says this shocking side effect of the coronavirus pandemic is ‘creating a huge new plastic pollution problem’

UK records almost a million fly-tipping incidents in last year

The area with the most reported fly-tipping incidents was Leeds, with 32,411 incidents dealt within the last year, according to a new report

Home delivery of waste! Thai park sends rubbish in a box to tourists’ houses

Campers will receive a box, which contains all the litter they left behind

WRAP launches £1m grant to wrap up England’s business waste

The funding is available to organisations that collect rubbish generated by sectors such as hospitality and food service, education, health, transport, retail, wholesale and offices

Scuba divers break Guinness World Record with underwater litter pick

A total of 633 divers cleaned the seabed around the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier in Florida to break the record

Plastic cutlery
EU backs 2021 ban on single-use plastics

The new measures are expected to save €22 billion in environmental damages by 2030