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Landfill sites could be banned across Europe

27 Sep 2012 by Joe Elvin in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Landfill sites could soon be banned across Europe, under plans drawn up by the European Commission. The body’s environment commissioner, Janez Potocnik, has suggested that the continent could survive without landfills – as many EU member states are “practically” sending no waste whatsoever to landfill at present. According to mrw.co.uk, Potocnik told a conference in [...]

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Flintshire ‘Big Dee Day’ clean-up a success

27 Sep 2012 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

A mass litter clean-up organized in the Flinshire area has been hailed a success, aboutmyarea.co.uk reports. The annual Big Dee Day clean-up was organised by the councils of Flitshire, Chesire West & Chesire and Denbigshire; in partnership with the Environment Agency. The two-day event across North East Wales and Cheshire saw volunteers and businesses joining forces [...]

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Derbyshire district introduces ‘all-in-one’ recycling collection

26 Sep 2012 by Chris Taylor in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Amber Valley District Council in Derbyshire is to introduce all-in-one collections for recycled materials, much to the delight of local residents. New outdoor recycling bins are due to be delivered from the end of this month, removing the need for local residents to separate metal, glass and cardboard into different coloured boxes and bags, reports [...]

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Carlisle man taken to court for dumping 17 bags of litter

25 Sep 2012 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

A Carlisle resident has been taken to court after he was found to have dumped 17 bags of litter. Council chiefs said they are getting tougher in the fight against littering and fly tipping which has been happening frequently in the area, according to hexhamourant.co.uk. Fifty-four year-old Kenneth Johnson of the Raffles areas was prosecuted [...]

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Humans were recycling 13,000 years ago

21 Sep 2012 by Joe Elvin in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Humans were smart enough to recycle 13,000 years ago, according to new research. A archaeological study by the Catalan Institute of Human Palaeoecology and Social Evolution has revealed that prehistoric humans used to recycle stone artefacts for other uses. The group of archaeologists came to their conclusion after discovering a high percentage of burnt remains [...]

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Edinburgh councillors will enforce strict rules on rubbish collections

19 Sep 2012 by Joe Elvin in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Edinburgh councillors have promised to implement strict measures in order to boost levels of recycling. The local authority recently introduced fortnightly landfill collections instead of weekly ones to encourage local residents to recycle. Now, councillors have promised to crack down on locals trying to dump extra trash alongside their landfill bins. Bin men in the area have [...]

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Kinsley residents suffer month of uncollected waste

17 Sep 2012 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Residents on Ings Lane, Kinsley, have told how they haven’t had their rubbish collected for over a month. Waste and recycling bins have been left overflowing ever since construction work began opposite their homes which restricted the path of rubbish collection vehicles. Resident, Kathleen Hardacre told hemsworthandsouthelmsallexpress.co.uk how her bins hadn’t been emptied since the [...]

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Beach Council protest inspires council action

14 Sep 2012 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

A campaigner protesting for cleaner beaches in Cornwall has inspired the local Council to take action. As well as the council, Mike Rezanoff contacted David Cameron, Nick Clegg, St. Austell MP Stephen Gillbert and the Friends of Par Beach complaining about the poor conditions of the local beach. The 35-year-old from Gloucestershire, who owns a holiday [...]

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New rubbish bags should stop seagull attacks

13 Sep 2012 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

New rubbish bags are being trialled by Bath Council to try and prevent seagull attacks, bbc.co.uk reports. The re-usable bags, made from hessian, will be trialled for two months in the area to see whether they can withstand gull attacks. The bags will be tested in the rubbish and recycling bins of 1,000 homes across [...]

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Impressive milestone for BRC recycling label scheme

11 Sep 2012 by Joe Elvin in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

A milestone of 150 businesses have signed up for the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) packaging recycling label scheme. Earlier this week, Indian food business Geeta’s Food became the 150th company to agree to put this information on their packaging. The scheme was introduced in March 2009 with the aim of making consumers more aware about [...]

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Rubbish-strewn Blackburn alleyways branded ‘disgusting’

10 Sep 2012 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Many residents and councillors have branded the back alleyways of Blackburn and Darwen ‘disgusting’ after an onslaught of fly-tipping incidents have left the cities’ back alleyways rubbish-strewn. The Council has apparently stepped up their measures of tackling the situation in its ‘Your Call’ campaign, which sees fines issued for the offence. However, some residents have [...]

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Sheffield recycling rates rocket

04 Sep 2012 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Recycling rates have rocketed in Sheffield since recycling bins were changed to a fortnightly cycle, despite initial complaints by local residents, according to thestar.co.uk. The average rate of recycling in the area has gone up by 22 per cent – with paper and card recycling up by 17 per cent and glass, cans and plastic [...]

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Rubbish mounts at Isle of Wight beach

03 Sep 2012 by Samantha Bartlett in categories News | Be the first to comment here.

Rubbish that has built up at an Isle of Wight beach has sparked pleas for a clean-up, iwcp.com reports. Residents of Sandown have complained about their rubbish-strewn seafront, saying the council have repeatedly refused their pleas for more rubbish and recycling bins or an increase in collections.  The problem has lead to residents cleaning the beach themselves in recent [...]

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