21 Apr Dirty Beach
Dirty Beach is setting sail today to create an all new shop installation from trash found in the Forest of Dean.
Here’s some dirty inland info..
Britain is one of the most litter-blighted countries in Europe.
Around 2.25m pieces of litter are dropped on the streets of the UK every day. Thirty million tonnes of rubbish are collected from England’s streets each year and it costs councils more than £1bn a year to clean up.
Hotspots include canals and verges but also motorways. The Highways Agency clears about 180,000 sacks of litter from motorways and A-roads alone. In 2013-14, local authorities dealt with 852,000 flytipping incidents in England and Wales. These cost roughly £45m to clear up.
There is a lack of focus on what happens to products and packaging before they are littered. There needs to be far greater interest and investment in the design stage of products and how they could be captured before they’re littered.
We will keep you posted.