Domestic Cleaners Chiswick 7th October 2018

Does anyone remember the brief piece on issues with cleaning up in the UK that we did recently? Well good news - something seems to be working!

Results from a beach cleaning comparison and litter surveying program in the UK has indicated that the levels of seaside rubbish have decreased.

The study was carried out by a company that sells many polythene (plastic) products in a way that is environmentally friendly, such as bin-bag like medical bins and the like. The company also did similar research last year, and the results from this year have suggested that the levels of waste across most streams has decreased.

While this is good news, it is still important to note that there were still increases in paper, cardboard and metal products; which increased exponentially.

There were 11 types of litter categories:

Plastic, rubber, cloth, paper/cardboard, metal, wood, glass, ceramics, medical waste, sanitary waste, and faeces.

They were measured across the same predefined areas in both years.

Furthermore, some impressive figures: the Marine Conservation's Great British Clean 2017 removed a grand total of 255,209 pieces of litter from 339 beaches, which translates to about 718 pieces of rubbish for every 1000 metre length of beach cleaned.

It is great that numbers are going down, especially since paper, and to a far lesser extent small pieces of metal are somewhat biodegradable - seeing them about is actually a lot better than plastic, which also (at least in terms of paper) represents less harm to the environment. Even so, there is more to be done. If only everyone could be imbued with Cleaning Circle Spirit!

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