Tackling the issue at source is the theme of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Source to Sea Week which runs from 8th to 15th September.
On a bright and breezy day last Saturday Deerness Guides and Brownies organised a ‘Bag the Bruck’ on Dingieshowe beach.
“The Litter Pick and Play Project empowers children and young people to improve local play spaces for their benefit and that of the whole community.” Marguerite Hunter Blair, CEO of Play Scotland
From 1st of November the LitterLotto app is a chance to win a weekly prize pot ranging from £50 to £500.
Salmon Scotland, the trade body representing Scotland’s salmon producers has set up a reporting mechanism for people to report waste, regardless of the source.
A doubling of fines for flytipping are amongst the proposals being put forward in a new consultation launched by the Scottish Government into littering and the illegal dumping of waste.
Greener Orkney will be out and about this weekend at Scapa picking up litter and they could do with some extra helpers.
“So, please, people, having snipped the straps, please dispose of your face masks properly and responsibly.”
Researchers at RMIT University, Australia, have been working on developing bricks that use recycled cigarette butts in their composition.