Biddable Binners

Rooks “will be encouraged to spruce up the park through the use of a small box that delivers a nugget of bird food each time the rook deposits a cigarette end or small piece of rubbish.” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/11/rook-at-this-mess-french-park-trains-crows-to-pick-up-litter

We could simplify the process by rationing litterers’ food, and only issue them with pellets in return for tidying.

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Plastic Factastic

“We’ve produced a whopping 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics since the 1950s. That’s enough plastic to cover every inch of the UK ankle-deep more than TEN TIMES OVER.” https://www.greenpeace.org.uk/plastic-facts-keep-getting-scarier/

If we continue landfilling it, we may keep the land above the rising sea level.

Litterny

“In rural Kent, a farmer reported last week that he had lost a contract worth £16,000 after broken glass, probably hurled into a field from a passing car, was found in his oat harvest; prams, fridges and carpets were dumped on a quiet road in Dover; and hedgerows around Appleby, near Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire, were found to be thick with rubbish. In four years, residents have voluntarily collected more than 2,400 sackfuls of fast food and other rubbish dumped in nearby lanes.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/30/litter-rubbish-keep-britain-tidy)

As national austerity is set to continue, who can afford to waste reusable items, let alone pay extra for one-use packaging? Like the hedgerows, some folk are ‘thick with rubbish’.

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Subwaste

“Items including a washing machine, tumble drier, a WWII mine and a curling stone have been removed from Scottish waters over the past ten years. … 800 tonnes of litter is the equivalent of two full Olympic swimming pools.” (http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/800-tonnes-of-litter-removed-from-seas-17c0.aspx)

The children’s swimming certification process may be setting too harsh targets for ‘retrieving an underwater object’.

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Plostic

“More than 5 trillion plastic pieces, with a combined mass of more than 250,000 tonnes, are floating in the ocean. … Large items such as bottles, buoys and plastic bags would be expected to degrade into smaller and smaller pieces of floating trash. So where is all the microplastic? … Polymer chemists say that all the plastic we have ever made is still with us.” (http://www.nature.com/news/fate-of-ocean-plastic-remains-a-mystery-1.16508)

Obviously, pollution-evolved creatures of the depths are constructing Lego-like weapons of mass destruction.

Trash

“Top 10 discarded items [in woods]: Pornography – fitted kitchen – car tyres – sofa – mattress – asbestos – caravan – burnt out car – horse manure – animal carcasses – chemical waste” (http://www.woodlandtrust.presscentre.com/News-Releases/Pornography-dead-animals-burnt-out-cars-fitted-kitchens-Trust-highlights-battle-with-fly-tipper-10b2.aspx)

If you go down to the woods today…