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

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EU backs 2021 ban on single-use plastics

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

UK announces £9.75m cash boost for councils to clean up high streets

It comes ahead of the ‘National High Street Perfect Day’, a locally led and funded community clean-up planned for this summer

Bristol appoints new company to fight environmental crime

People who commit offences such as dropping litter will be given fixed penalty notices

More than £300k announced to bin litter across UK

The government funding aims to help councils, charities, businesses and public projects take innovative steps to tackle waste

New UK crackdown on litter louts come into force

Councils now have the power to almost double on-the-spot fines from £80 to £150

On-the-spot fines for litter louts doubled to £150

  Maximum on-the-spot litter fines are to almost double from £80 to £150 from April next year. It is part of the government’s new measures to deal with litter louts, which includes fines for owners of vehicles from which litter is thrown, regardless of who discarded it. The changes follow a public consultation, which found […]

Litter louts and dog foulers in Bristol face £75 fine

  People caught dropping litter, including chewing gum, cigarette butts and spitting, or leaving dog mess behind in Bristol could face on-the-spot fines of up to £75. The city council will introduce the tougher enforcement measure on 6th November, which includes fines for people who deface property with graffiti. It will run an initial pilot […]

Zero Waste Week calls for less to landfill!

  This year’s Zero Waste Week has arrived! Running for the first week of September every year, Zero Waste Week is the annual awareness campaign for reducing the global volume of waste sent to landfill. In the UK, each person throws away five times their own body weight in waste per year – much of […]