Published: 20th Aug 2018

Over £300,000 is now available for community projects that get tough on litter. The Litter Innovation Fund was set up as part of the Government’s Litter Strategy for England which was launched in April 2017 and is administered by the sustainability not-for-profit WRAP. The first round saw a number of councils, charities, businesses, and public projects awarded almost £125,000 to take innovative steps to tackle littering in their communities. The successful projects included measures to tackle littering by football fans, and working with hauliers and business owners to reduce roadside litter. The Government says they spent almost £700m last year on street cleaning. Despite this, 1 in 5 people admit to dropping litter, with a recent study showing 1 in 4 people admit to ‘careful littering’ such as leaving drinks cans or coffee cups on window ledges. Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey said: ‘This Government is tough on tackling litter which if left unchecked … (To read the full article, subscribe below)