The UK uses a massive 35 million plastic bottles every day. Just over half of these are recycled, but around 16 million bottles are end up at landfill sites. It’s a huge problem for councils and local authorities looking for ways to reduce littering.
Deciding whether England should introduce a deposit return scheme (DRS) on bottles has long been a subject for debate. A new report by Keep Britain Tidy shows positive findings for those in favour of the scheme.
Britain in Bloom celebrates community effort at annual national awards in October 2017.
The very first meeting at the current Ripon Racecourse site took place over 100 years ago, on 6th August 1900. Known as Yorkshire’s ‘Garden Racecourse’, Ripon has been named ‘Best Small Racecourse in the North’ by the Racegoers Club several times over the last few years.