Brighton and Hove to bin beach litter

A new campaign aims to clean up Brighton and Hove by binning beach litter. The #StreetsAhead movement hopes to encourage the responsible disposal of rubbish and ultimately prevent it being washed away in the sea and damaging ocean life. To raise attention to the issue a giant fish made from litter, waste rescue lifeguards and […]

Online tool launched to bin Scottish litter

Zero Waste Scotland has launched an online platform to help reduce littering. The group’s new Litter Knowledge Network brings together a range of advice, expertise and support on litter prevention, including the its own research on the scale, impact and attitudes to the problem. It features resources of successful campaigns and projects, including cases studies, […]

Largest soft drink firms ‘not planning to cut plastic use’

None of the six largest global soft drinks brands have plans to cut the amount of single-use plastic bottles they use. That’s according to a new survey from Greenpeace UK, which investigates the plastic footprints and policies of Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Suntory, Danone, Dr Pepper Snapple and Nestlé. Despite plastic bottles forming a major source of ocean pollution, […]

£10bn price tag for EU litter clean-up

A total of £10 billion is spent every year for cleaning up litter across Europe. The figure was revealed in a new report by a Scottish environment charity, which also found the cost in Scotland amounts to £78 million. Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of Keep Scotland Beautiful and President of the Clean Europe Network disclosed […]

Do you have a new idea on preventing litter?

Businesses, local authorities and third sector organisations are being invited to put forward new ideas to help prevent and tackle the impact of litter and fly-tipping across Scotland. Zero Waste Scotland today launched three funding programmes – Infrastructure and Enforcement Fund, Innovation Fund and Product and Service Development Fund – worth £700,000 but told ELN […]

Scotland launches new strategy to encourage recycling

A new strategy that aims to reduce litter and increase recycling has been launched by the Scottish Government. Around 250 million bits of visible litter are dropped in Scotland every year, damaging the environment and posing a risk to public health, with littering and fly-tipping costing around £53 million of public money, according to the […]

Brighton beaches cope with “massive” 23 tonnes of litter

Brighton’s beaches were left covered in an “unpleasant” amount of litter after a scorching weekend. Brighton and Hove council says its cleaning teams collected over 23 tonnes of rubbish, working sixteen hours to get the beach front and city centre back to their normal state (pictured). Local councillors are pleading with the public to take […]