Every can counts – new beach bins to encourage more people than ever to recycle

EVERY CAN COUNTS: Beachgoers recycle their drinks cans in the new bins

EVERY CAN COUNTS: Beachgoers recycle their drinks cans in the new bins

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EYE-CATCHING new recycling bins have been installed on Bournemouth seafront.

The bright green can-shaped bins are part of a scheme aimed at boosting the number of cans collected for recycling, which has been launched in partnership with Bournemouth council and national recycling programme Every Can Counts.

The containers have been placed across the Coastal Activity Park in an attempt to encourage the 4.5million holidaymakers who visit the town every year to recycle the canned drinks they use to stay cool at the beach.

The summer season typically sees increased littering on beaches throughout the area as the high volume of tourists flock to the seaside to enjoy the sunshine.

Executive director of Every Can Counts Rick Hindley said he hopes the initiative will increase the amount of cans being recycled.

“Peak holiday season is now in full swing and with it comes an increased number of people enjoying cold drinks,” he added.

“These new bins are designed to support the additional recycling services in place and encourage more people than ever before to recycle whilst enjoying the sun, sea and sand this summer.”

In previous years recycling efforts have resulted in more than 400,000 cans being recycled from beach recycling points, which is enough to stretch more than 17.5 miles – and the partnership is hoping to improve on this number this year.

Every Can Counts works with organisations across the UK to improve the recycling of cans used outside the home, specifically workplaces.

The programme provides practical advice and support for its partners, including branded collection containers and free promotional materials.

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4:56pm Sat 26 Jul 14

TheDistrict says...

Yesterday evening around 5pm we were having a meal over looking the beach at Bournemouth Pier. We were appalled at the state of the beaches, with litter strewn all over the sands, and people walking away and leaving it behind. There is certainly enough bins and palladins, but no one is using them. What is it with people who are so idol and lazy not todispose of their own waste. Beach patrols are needed to ensure the I dont give a **** brigade pick up there own waste.
Yesterday evening around 5pm we were having a meal over looking the beach at Bournemouth Pier. We were appalled at the state of the beaches, with litter strewn all over the sands, and people walking away and leaving it behind. There is certainly enough bins and palladins, but no one is using them. What is it with people who are so idol and lazy not todispose of their own waste. Beach patrols are needed to ensure the I dont give a **** brigade pick up there own waste. TheDistrict
  • Score: 20

5:05pm Sat 26 Jul 14

we-shall-see says...

Heartily agree with the comments by "TheDistrict" - if people don't bother using the bins already provided, how are they expected to use the new ones just because they can recycle the cans?

Personally, I would love to see litter wardens out issuing fines for dropping litter - not only on the beaches, but in the towns as well.

There is no need to do it you lazy, lazy people!!!
Heartily agree with the comments by "TheDistrict" - if people don't bother using the bins already provided, how are they expected to use the new ones just because they can recycle the cans? Personally, I would love to see litter wardens out issuing fines for dropping litter - not only on the beaches, but in the towns as well. There is no need to do it you lazy, lazy people!!! we-shall-see
  • Score: 16

7:02pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Carolyn43 says...

On the spot fines for littering. Other countries have them so why not us. We have anti-littering laws, but the lazy and filthy take no notice and just drop litter where they like knowing nothing will be done.

Dread to think what these people's homes must be like.
On the spot fines for littering. Other countries have them so why not us. We have anti-littering laws, but the lazy and filthy take no notice and just drop litter where they like knowing nothing will be done. Dread to think what these people's homes must be like. Carolyn43
  • Score: 9

9:03am Sun 27 Jul 14

steveatbournemouth says...

I agree with comments. Council do a good job but people just leave their rubbish thinking someone else will pick it up, and residents have to pay for it. When I have been to the seafront it's mainly rubbish from Harry Ramsdens that are thrown on the beach, could the Council do something with them to stop this happening. Why not get something printed on the plastic trays asking to throw the tray in a bin, any thoughts??
I agree with comments. Council do a good job but people just leave their rubbish thinking someone else will pick it up, and residents have to pay for it. When I have been to the seafront it's mainly rubbish from Harry Ramsdens that are thrown on the beach, could the Council do something with them to stop this happening. Why not get something printed on the plastic trays asking to throw the tray in a bin, any thoughts?? steveatbournemouth
  • Score: 4

9:45pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Phixer says...

steveatbournemouth wrote:
I agree with comments. Council do a good job but people just leave their rubbish thinking someone else will pick it up, and residents have to pay for it. When I have been to the seafront it's mainly rubbish from Harry Ramsdens that are thrown on the beach, could the Council do something with them to stop this happening. Why not get something printed on the plastic trays asking to throw the tray in a bin, any thoughts??
Revoke their licence to serve take-away food unless they take a pro-active approach to clearing up the mess they generate - and not leave it for innocent taxpayers to do it just so Ramsdens can increase their profit.
[quote][p][bold]steveatbournemouth[/bold] wrote: I agree with comments. Council do a good job but people just leave their rubbish thinking someone else will pick it up, and residents have to pay for it. When I have been to the seafront it's mainly rubbish from Harry Ramsdens that are thrown on the beach, could the Council do something with them to stop this happening. Why not get something printed on the plastic trays asking to throw the tray in a bin, any thoughts??[/p][/quote]Revoke their licence to serve take-away food unless they take a pro-active approach to clearing up the mess they generate - and not leave it for innocent taxpayers to do it just so Ramsdens can increase their profit. Phixer
  • Score: 1

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