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  • BARCELONA Chooses Contenur Litter Bins

    Barcelona City Council and Contenur have embarked upon a new project to design, supply and install a new version of the Contenur Barcelona litter bin. The companies responsible for the servicing and maintenance of the city wish to provide citizens with a high capacity litter bin in the Portal de l'Àngel, Cathedral and Gothic Quarter areas. ...

  • Councils lose power to snoop on litter offenders

    Local authorities that use surveillance powers to see whether people put their bins out a day early are to have their powers curtailed. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has proposed plans that will reverse the expansion of a surveillance society amid widespread discontent at the extent of official surveillance. The Government has put out a consultation on the ...

  • Litter decreases in UK streets, says government

    Environment Minister Jonathan Shaw this week urged the public and local authorities to continue the fight for cleaner streets as he published a new environmental survey.  Graffiti tags and dog fouling have decreased since last year, but cigarette ends are still the most widespread kind of litter on our streets - found in 78% of sites surveyed - and fast food litter remains at the same ...

  • LARAC hits back at home Secretary`s litter comments

    Councils need the means to ensure that people who litter and persistently fly-tip can be caught and dealt with, according to the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee. Last week, the Home Secretary Jacqui Smith proposed plans to curtail local authority surveillance powers on “relatively minor offences, such as littering and leaving waste out for collection early” (see MRW story). Smith put ...

  • Brown and Benn comment on daily mail wheelie bin campaign - comment update

    Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Environment Secretary Hilary Benn have both responded to the Daily Mail’s campaign against “the wheelie bin blight”. The Daily Mail started a campaign last week to call on town halls to let council tax payers choose between wheelie bins, ordinary dustbins or biodegradable bags. Asked about ...

  • McDonald`s urged to Keep Britain Tidy

    Big Mac wrappers and drink cartons from McDonald’s make up more than nearly a third of fast food litter on Britain’s streets, according to a new survey by campaign group Keep Britain Tidy. The group has called on McDonald’sand other fast-food companies to do more to tackle customers who throw their wrappers on the streets. Keep Britain Tidy’s branded litter survey of ten city centres and suburbs ...

  • Leafield success at RWM

    Leafield are recently returned from the RWM show and are pleased to say that judging from the flood of visitors to their stand, it seemed busier than ever. The stand got more than its fair share of compliments and the new ...


  • June 2010 sees the launch of the new Alpha Waste Supplies website dedicated to cleaning, waste and recycling products

    Alpha Bin Care, a leading waste management and wheeled bin cleaning and maintenance company, has launched its new website, www.alphawastesupplies.co.uk. This online shop offers customers a comprehensive selection of sustainable environmentally friendly janitorial, cleaning, waste management and recycling products at competitive prices. The wide range of products are perfect for commercial or ...


  • Britain is getting tidier new research shows

    New figures from Keep Britain Tidy show some improvement in the amount of litter found in Britain’s streets, parks and public spaces but there is still more work to do. The Local Environmental Quality Survey England (LEQSE), funded by Defra, showed that in the last year the number of sites where non-alcoholic drinks cans and bottles were found was down from 57% of areas surveyed to 51%, with ...


  • New push for recycling in UK public places

    People will soon find it easier to recycle when they’re out and about, UK Environment Minister Joan Ruddock has pledged. ‘Recycle on the Go’ is a new drive to put accessible recycling bins in public places. And it’s already started, with The Royal Parks rolling out a recycling bin pilot in Hyde Park over the next three months. A good practice guide and a code of practice will help those ...

  • UK Plastics Manufacturer Steps Up To the Global Recycling Challenge

    Leafield Environmental is attracting lots of interest from overseas markets on the back of strong demand worldwide for good quality recycling and litter products. MD Phil Maddox said: “New recycling legislations in the UK and abroad is driving the demand for good quality, robust plastic bins globally.” The company manufactures using rotational moulding ...


    By Leafield Environmental

  • Dr Pepper Snapple Group Renews Commitment to Keep America Beautiful

    Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) has renewed its partnership with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) with a $300,000 commitment that continues efforts to provide recycling opportunities to consumers.  Now in its second year, the DPS/KAB Park Recycling Grant Program funds the placement of recycling bins within city, regional and state public parks across the nation. Now through Feb. 11, 2014, the ...


    By Keep America Beautiful

  • Veolia wins huge westminster waste contract

    Veolia Environmental Services has been named the preferred bidder to take on Westminster City Council’s £518M waste management contract. It is one of the UK’s largest waste, recycling and street cleansing contracts and will last for seven years, with a possible seven year extension. With the appointment of Veolia, ...

  • Children love to recycle with EnviroBuddies

    Children love these cute recycling characters which were created especially to give schools a fun and interactive head start when teaching children to recycle. A recent primary school survey* revealed that 8 out of 10 teachers agreed that novelty recycling bins are extremely likely to encourage children to recycle and 74% said novelty bins would make learning much more fun. Four ...


    By Leafield Environmental

  • McDonald`s goes green

    Fast food giant McDonald’s has launched a report about what it is doing to cut waste and increase recycling in its stores across the world. The full report, Global Best of Green 2009, details around 80 environmental initiatives that the company has introduced across the world alongside a new marketing campaign. McDonald’s chief executive Jim Skinner said: “We’re working to reduce the energy use ...

  • Enerpat Waste Cardboard Baler

    The ECB series waste cardboard baler is suitable for packaging paper (cardboard boxes, newsprint, etc.), cotton, waste plastics (PET bottles, plastic film, turnover box), straw, straw and other loose material. It is an ideal machine for cardboard recycling. They are simple and easy to use and represent excellent value for money. These balers provide a cost-effective means of removing card, ...


    By Enerpat Group UK Ltd

  • Seagull attacks on the increase

    Here's how we can help Given the amount of recent bad press our coastal Seagulls are receiving of late we at Eco Environmental would like to share a few thoughts about the current situation. Populations of any living thing depend on two things - habitat and food supply. Seagulls are bold and opportunistic creatures and have little fear when stealing food from us. We ...

  • New Zealand public to have say on improvements to recycling strategy

    Wellington City Council is to conduct a wide-ranging review of its recycling strategy. A draft paper of suggested improvements will go before the Council’s Strategy and Policy Committee in December, before going out to the public for consultation early in 2009. The Council's Environment Portfolio Leader, Councillor Celia Wade-Brown, says recycling is an issue close to the heart of many ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • `Drain detectives` carry out pollution checks in Lyme Regis

    The Environment Agency is taking to the streets of Lyme Regis, checking for signs of pollution. The Agency will carry out a detailed inspection of the town’s drains in the bid to pinpoint possible sources of pollution including misconnections that might be impacting on bathing water quality in Lyme Regis. Officers are walking along the river and inspecting the areas around Combined Sewer ...

  • EnviroSolutions, Inc. Describes Unique Difficulties with Recycling Plastic Bags

    It is common knowledge that plastic bags are bad for the environment. In an ideal world, consumers would opt for either paper bags or the even more preferable option of reusable bags when checking out at the grocery store. While it is true that plastic bags are recyclable, it turns out this concept is easier said than done. The plastic bag recycling debate is not new. However, an article recently ...


    By EnviroSolutions, Inc. (ESI)

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