This Easter, as children and adults around the UK excitedly tear open and eat their Easter eggs, perhaps the last thing on their minds will be how much waste they're producing. With over 90million eggs being sold each year in the UK, business is booming for big chocolate companies, but until very recently the environment was paying a heavy price for all of our indulgence.
There are now around 1000 music festivals that take place annually in the UK, a massive increase on the 100 registered in 2004. With more festivals than ever before, more and more people are touring the country to see their favourite artists in action â€“ not to mention the rise in international festival tourism too.
In our last infographic post we examined the sheer scale of the waste management needed at an event like the 2014 World Cup â€“ the staggering amount was waste produced and what is needed to tidy up once the fans head home. Although sadly an England vs. Brazil final is off the cards, thanks to some predictably woeful performances, we have decided to take a look and compare us and the home team inâ€¦
With the sun slowly creeping out, the weekends getting warmer and evenings lengthening, it's finally the time of year to get out in the garden and stretch those green fingers. Whilst for some of us gardening means just pottering about and doing a little weeding, for many it can be landscaping on an almost industrial scale.
Many councils in the UK now accept garden waste for recycling,â€¦
Few people would disagree that fly tipping, the illegal dumping of waste, causes massive damage to our environment and is an ugly eyesore, whether it takes place in the countryside or an urban area.
Over 936,090 cases of fly tipping were reported in England alone in 2015/16. Of these cases over 50% were dumped on highways.