Providing more free water refill sources across cities could be a viable approach to reducing plastic pollution in our cities and waterways. Bristol has been getting on board, launching a new public drinking water fountain in a bid to cut down on plastic waste.
The government should establish a national food waste reduction target, with retailers forced to publish figures on their food waste, after a voluntary approach has proved ‘inadequate’, says Parliament’s EFRA Committee.
MEPs have called on the EU to step up its actions on fighting food waste, unanimously agreeing proposals around making redistribution of surplus food easier and imposing labelling improvements on products.
Litterers could be fined up to £150 and councils stopped from charging householders for disposing DIY household waste at recycling centres as part of the government’s new and long-anticipated litter strategy for England.
Keep Britain Tidy has launched a new campaign to combat the alarming rise in criminal fly-tipping, #CrimeNotToCare, targeting ‘ordinary people’ to promote awareness of the dangers of using unlicensed waste carriers.
San Francisco-based artist Von Wong decided to do something about plastic pollution by making it ‘extravagant, unique and different’ through the addition of a mermaid. He shared some of his images and the stories behind them with us.
A new set of guidelines on recycling is hoping to clear up once and for all what materials can and can’t be recycled at the kerbside in an attempt to remove the confusion holding back recycling the UK.
Knowing what happens to recycling once it’s been collected is a growing motivation in English residents’ participation in council recycling services, especially for those under the age of 35, according to research commissioned by the Resource Association.