Street cleaners wearing plastic hats swim up to their necks in garbage as they clean rivers in Dhaka

Is this the world’s worst job? Street cleaners wearing just plastic hats as PPE swim up to their necks in garbage as they clean rivers in Dhaka Volunteers swam through tonnes of rubbish in a canal in the Savar region near Dhaka in Bangladesh Extraordinary photographs show the volunteers fully submerged in waste as they … Read more Street cleaners wearing plastic hats swim up to their necks in garbage as they clean rivers in Dhaka

Keir Starmer signs up for September Clean to rid UK of litter

Keir Starmer signs up for the September Clean: Labour leader will join the PM (and thousands of furloughed staff) to rid Britain of lockdown litter Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer signs up for the Great British September Clean Heritage groups, businesses and the Wombles gave their backing to campaign The Daily Mail-backed campaign will take … Read more Keir Starmer signs up for September Clean to rid UK of litter

Great British September Clean group urge visitors not to leave national park strewn with rubbish

Q&A by Xantha Leatham  What is the Great British September Clean? The Great British September Clean is, in fact, the postponed Great British Spring Clean, which had to be mothballed in March when the country went into lockdown. How can I get involved? Anyone who wants to take part can do so by registering via … Read more Great British September Clean group urge visitors not to leave national park strewn with rubbish

Boris Johnson calls for a post-Covid clean up of UK beauty spots as the Mail relaunches campaign

Boris Johnson calls on the nation to ‘roll up our sleeves’ and clean up the rubbish discarded during the lockdown. The Prime Minister is throwing his weight behind a fight against litter being backed by the Daily Mail. Pubs and restaurants being closed for months has led to parties in parks, on beaches and at … Read more Boris Johnson calls for a post-Covid clean up of UK beauty spots as the Mail relaunches campaign

Ella Mills says she was ‘scared to have an opinion’ after becoming poster girl for clean eating

Deliciously Ella reveals she was ‘petrified to have an opinion’ because ‘people looked to her for answers’ which she was ‘still figuring out’ after she became the ‘poster girl for wellness’ Ella Mills, 29, from London, set up a food blog  Deliciously Ella in 2012 The food writer revealed she was afraid of having an … Read more Ella Mills says she was ‘scared to have an opinion’ after becoming poster girl for clean eating

Great British Spring Clean: Daily Mail’s joins UK war on litter

 A massive nationwide campaign to clean up Britain backed by the Daily Mail is relaunched today after being postponed by the coronavirus crisis. Shocking pictures have shown the lockdown litter blighting the nation’s beauty spots in recent weeks. From the countryside to the coast, thoughtless people have left piles of waste and plastic while meeting … Read more Great British Spring Clean: Daily Mail’s joins UK war on litter

Japanese engineers develop plan to clean up space junk with a laser-pulsing satellite

There are an estimated 170 million pieces of so-called ‘space junk’ – left behind after missions that can be as big as spent rocket stages or as small as paint flakes – in orbit alongside some US$700 billion (£555bn) of space infrastructure. But only 22,000 are tracked, and with the fragments able to travel at … Read more Japanese engineers develop plan to clean up space junk with a laser-pulsing satellite

Footage shows how clean the air is after coronavirus lockdown in Bangkok

Extraordinary footage shows how three months of coronavirus lockdown have cleaned the Bangkok skyline Footage shows air pollution in Bangkok, Thailand has significantly reduced after three months of lockdown Tropical skyline was clouded in a toxic smog made of harmful PM2.5 particles at the start of the year Astonishing footage taken in Huai Khwang this … Read more Footage shows how clean the air is after coronavirus lockdown in Bangkok

Brewers’ hops could be used to clean up the ‘brown soup’ of Berlin’s River Spree

Brewers’ hops could be used to filter out iron particles from Germany’s River Spree that have run into the water from open-cast coal mines The River Spree is turned brown by run off of iron compounds and heavy metals  Researchers hope to create ‘filter bags’ made using by-products from brewing These bags would hang in … Read more Brewers’ hops could be used to clean up the ‘brown soup’ of Berlin’s River Spree