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  • 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 ...

  • Keep Britain Tidy tackles road litter louts

    Anti-litter charity Keep Britain Tidy has launched a campaign to toughen punishments for drivers dropping litter. The charity wants to see drivers fined and receiving one penalty point on their driving licence. Currently, littering motorists face £100 fines if caught. According to Keep Britain Tidy, nearly a quarter of people (23 per cent) admit to dropping litter from their vehicles and more ...

  • Call for powers to tackle litter bugs in cars

    Errors in legislation drafting have led to new powers for councils to tackle people who throw rubbish from cars being delayed. The Local Government Association (LGA) said that councils in London were to receive powers to use evidence from closed-circuit television and collected by traffic wardens to fine littering motorists. However, a delay to the implementation of powers has left councils ...

  • Plastic waste littering Britain`s beaches

    The amount of plastic littering Britain’s beautiful beaches is at its highest level since records began, according to the Marine Conservation Society’s (MCS) Beachwatch 2007 survey report published today. The MCS Beachwatch 2007 Report shows that plastic litter on our beaches has increased by a staggering 126% since the annual survey began in 1994. Plastic debris now accounts for over 58% of all ...

  • Businesses, government and campaign groups unite to cut litter

    Environment Secretary Hilary Benn and Bill Bryson of the Campaign to Protect Rural England have today forged a new union with business leaders to tackle the blight of litter. Major brands from the fast food, fizzy drinks and chewing gum industries are coming together for the first time with Keep Britain Tidy, government representatives, local authorities, land managers and campaign groups. ...


  • Marine litter in deep sea ecosystems of the Mediterranean

    Marine litter is a major issue in deep sea ecosystems in the Mediterranean Sea, new research confirms. A recent study shows that the total weight of litter found in these sensitive areas often equals, and even exceeds, that of the animals that live there. This work can provide a baseline for assessments of the impact of deep sea marine litter and to inform future policy reforms, the researchers ...

  • Marine litter in deep sea ecosystems of the Mediterranean

    Marine litter is a major issue in deep sea ecosystems in the Mediterranean Sea, new research confirms. A recent study shows that the total weight of litter found in these sensitive areas often equals, and even exceeds, that of the animals that live there. This work can provide a baseline for assessments of the impact of deep sea marine litter and to inform future policy reforms, the researchers ...

  • 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 ...

  • Allianz Madvac introduces the Madvac 61 vacuum litter collector

    Allianz Madvac introduces the Madvac 61 vacuum litter collector. The Madvac 61 operates virtually dust free, cleaning hard-to-reach areas. This portable vacuum litter collector fits on a pickup truck, removing windblown trash from landfill fence lines, parking lots and parks with a 40 foot hose. One Madvac 61 does the work of 4 or 5 manual pickers, increasing productivity by 400%! Easy to ...


  • Litter size of European mink less than half that of invasive American mink

    The litter size of the endangered European mink is less than half of that of its main competitor, the invasive American mink, research shows. The higher fertility of the American mink may allow rapid population growth of this species, threatening European mink with extinction. Populations of European mink have declined dramatically over the last century and only three populations remain: one in ...

  • Madvac Inc. introduces the new LT500 high capacity litter collector

    The LT500 provides high volume litter collection in hard to reach areas, virtually transforming the traditional manual litter picker into a highly automated litter collection system, leading to increased productivity. By significantly reducing fatigue causing injuries, litter picking has never been safer than with the LT500. The LT500 vacuums trash and litter from trash cans, landfills, highways, ...


  • Madvac Inc. increases litter capacity by 33% to the Madvac 101 vehicle

    The new high capacity 80-gallon litter container results in less handling and higher productivity. Designed to meet the needs of high volume litter collection in today’s busy streets, Madvac introduces an increased 80-gallon litter container to the Madvac 101 vehicle. The Madvac 101 vehicle can vacuum up approximately 120 gallons of uncompacted litter through its patented vacuum compacting ...


  • Litter size of European mink less than half that of invasive American mink

    The litter size of the endangered European mink is less than half of that of its main competitor, the invasive American mink, research shows. The higher fertility of the American mink may allow rapid population growth of this species, threatening European mink with extinction. Populations of European mink have declined dramatically over the last century and only three populations remain: one in ...

  • 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 ...

  • Munro Distributing Now Offers Solar-Powered Waste & Recycling Collection System

    Munro Distributing announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with BigBelly Solar, allowing the company to offer BigBelly Solar’s intelligent waste & recycling collection system to its customers. Munro Distributing is a distributor of clean energy solutions and electrical supplies with locations throughout Massachusetts and in RI, NY, ...


    By Bigbelly Solar Inc.

  • Berry Encourages Residents to Recycle Outdated Telephone Directories This Month; Hosts Three Collection Events

    The Berry Company (www.berrymeansbusiness.com), publisher of the Alaska Communications Systems (ACS) Yellow Pages, is hosting three collection events in Anchorage as part of its annual directory recycling program. The events will take place from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the following locations: ...


    By Marketwire

  • Extent of plastics in the Mediterranean Sea: a growing problem

    The extent of marine litter in the Mediterranean Basin has been revealed by a new study. Researchers reviewed previous studies to show that the northwest Mediterranean Sea is a hotspot for plastic debris. They found that marine litter harmed 134 species in the Mediterranean Sea and call for more to be done to manage the growing problem of debris, especially plastics, littering the Sea. Marine ...

  • Employees at Anguil adopt a highway

    As part of Anguil's commitment to our community and environment, the company has adopted a highway just North of the corporate headquarters in Milwaukee.  Through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Adopt-A-Highway program,  employees will help reduce litter along a local highway and enhance the beautify of Wisconsin's roadsides. Volunteers from the company are responsible for a ...

  • Statement by Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik on his participation at the clean-up action in Brussels organised in the context of Let`s Clean Up Europe initiative

    "It is a real pleasure to take part in this initiative and to contribute actively to cleaning up Europe! The action fits well with the fact that the European Commission actively implements EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) to improve its environmental performance and connect with stakeholders in the process. Through EMAS, the Commission has already decreased its waste generation per ...

  • Plastic found in stomachs of over 1 in 6 large pelagic fish sampled in Mediterranean Sea

    Plastic pollution in the ocean is a growing problem. This study, which is the first to investigate the presence of plastic debris in large pelagic fish in the central Mediterranean Sea, found that over 18% of fish had ingested plastics. Marine litter, defined by the European Commission as any persistent manufactured or processed solid material discarded, disposed of or abandoned in the marine ...

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