Newcastle Beauty Spots Drown in Litter Over Easter Weekend

Friday, 3 May 2019 08:43:08 Europe/London

Hands up who had a lovely day out a local beauty spot over the gorgeous bank holiday weekend? Did you do your bit and bin your litter, or take it home with you?

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Fife Council Launches Campaign to Protect Refuse Workers from Abuse

Thursday, 25 April 2019 15:26:16 Europe/London

Refuse collectors in Fife are regularly physically and verbally abused on their rounds, and the council has launched a new campaign to encourage drivers to be patient around bin lorries so they don’t cause accidents.

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How to Reduce Waste Over Easter

Friday, 19 April 2019 14:53:01 Europe/London

As well as the chocolate eggs being full of packaging, there are also other aspects of waste to consider, including food waste from having the family over for dinner.

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The Reducing Waste Series: Health Care

Friday, 29 March 2019 11:06:38 Europe/London

The NHS is under more pressure than ever before. It’s under financial pressure, the workforce is stretched to its limits, and it also needs to reduce its carbon emissions - all reasons why it has to reduce waste and use its precious resources more efficiently. 

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Parking Is Wheelie Out of Hand on a Birmingham Street

Monday, 25 March 2019 13:39:48 Europe/London

Residents on a Birmingham street are so pushed for parking spaces that they are using wheelie bins as cones to make sure they can park close to their homes.

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Bexley Plans to Ditch Recycling Boxes for Wheelie Bins

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 09:24:18 Europe/London

Bexley is the best performing borough for recycling in London and it is planning to cut £450,000 per year by moving to wheelie bins instead of recycling boxes and reducing the frequency of collections.  A new proposal involves switching to three recycling boxes instead of two wheelie bins.

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How Gardeners Can Help Fight Plastic Pollution

Friday, 8 March 2019 15:33:06 Europe/London

We discard millions of plastic bottles on a daily basis, but could you not upcycle these in your garden?  For example, why not cut out a rectangular opening on the top of the bottle and will it with compost and plants to make a bee-friendly planter.  

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A woman in Angus took matters into her own hands after getting fed up of drivers speeding through her village. As well as putting a 30mph sign and a ‘please slow down in our village’ sign on her wheelie bins, she has erected a metal 30mph sign in her garden. She told the council that she was thinking about buying a cardboard cut-out traffic policeman and putting it outside of her front door and made sure they knew in no uncertain terms, that she has had enough. Drivers repeatedly ignore the 30mph speed limit signs in the village, which has led to a number of near-misses.

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When you put your bin out, as soon as they are emptied do you bring them back in?  If so do you get frustrated by your neighbours for leaving theirs out?  A coucillor has claimed that residents on council estates leave their bins out because they do not like pulling them along.

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Bulky Waste Collections in North West England are a 'Postcode Lottery'

Thursday, 31 January 2019 14:16:10 Europe/London

Residents in the North West of England face a postcode lottery when it comes to getting rid of their bulky waste, residents have to pay £39.30 to have a large appliance collected by the council which is 3 times as expensive as other parts.

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