An innovative collection and recycling programme for cigarette butts was launched yesterday (17 January) in the city of Davos in Switzerland just as the World Economic Forum began this week.
Thanks to a partnership between the City of Davos and specialist recycling collection company TerraCycle, people in Davos can now recycle their cigarette butts by extinguishing and placing them in easily accessible and well-marked cigarette ashtrays located at public locations along the main roads... More
Local authorities across the country have stepped up action against fly-tippers in the build-up to Christmas, as they make use of new powers to issue on-the-spot fines and crush vehicles used in fly-tipping operations.
Nottingham, Haringey, Sutton and Kettering have all rolled out a Charity Bin scheme this month as part of the second phase of testing of Keep Britain Tidy’s Bin it for Good initiative, which decreased litter in five out of seven trial areas last year.
To challenge the nation’s chewing gum etiquette, the Chewing Gum Action Group last week transformed a corner of Hackney into a ‘Litter Lounge’ – proving that the heart (of the city) is where the home is.