Government consults on sustainable approach to marine development

It is seeking views on marine net gain, which would protect valuable marine species and habitats, for example, through planting seagrass which stores and absorbs carbon or removing plastics and other litter from the oceans

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Heineken ‘behind 23% of the UK’s branded litter’

The drinks industry is responsible for more than a third of litter found in 2020 and 2021

Glitch leaves solar-powered bins full of rubbish

Smart bins that send signals when they are full failed to do so due to a technical issue

A sticky situation gets £10m solution

Government has launched a taskforce to tackle chewing gum litter across England’s streets – with major producers investing up to £10m

‘Coca-Cola most polluting brand on UK beaches’

A report has been released claiming that two-thirds of the UK’s plastic and packaging can be traced to just 12 companies

Can you hear lions roaring from the bins?

Waste, equivalent to the weight of 36 lions, was collected in Leicester Square during England v Scotland game

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