Litter Counts: Foster’s

As you may have already seen in an earlier blog post, one Foster’s can was found this week as part of #OneADayInMay. It’s not an uncommon brand for us to stumble across–indeed, one of last year’s Community Clean Ups had 10 cans alone. If you want to help us continue to remove can (and bottles …

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Litter Counts: Dr Pepper

I just got back from a few days away in the countryside, and I have to admit it wasn’t Dr Pepper that caught my eye lurking in the hedgerows, but Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and Lucozade. However, last year in Chippenham a total of 36 Dr Pepper branded products were found, and both cans and plastic bottles …

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Litter Counts: Volvic

Just finding one or two bottles here and there throughout the year really adds up. In 2017, it meant that 22 bottles of Volvic water, and its associated Touch of Fruit, were found. Over the course of the year, approximately 8% of the recycling found was some type of water but, as a whole, water bottles tend to …

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Litter Counts: Budweiser

Although we have found over 200 alcohol brands over the past several years, some are one offs: they make an appearance then disappear, never to be seen again (hopefully). However, Budweiser is a constant, with at least one or two found at every Community Clean Up, and the brown bottles are so recognizable that Jon …

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Litter Counts: Relentless

Although it doesn’t rack up the totals of Monster or Red Bull, Relentless is in the top 10 of littered energy drinks. Indeed, Jon found one this past week during a visit to a local garden centre! I would love to see the producers of energy drinks group together to produce a memorable anti-litter ad; …

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Litter Counts: Tesco Juice Drinks

Despite yesterday’s April Fools’ post, I am afraid we are not in any danger of running out of litter in Chippenham. Jon and I are still sorting through the recycling from the Great British Spring Clean in Monkton Park, and that is where the majority of the Tesco-branded fruit drinks have been found over the …

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Litter Counts: Smartwater

What if I said that people regularly pay for a product that is readily available free of charge? You would probably think they were the opposite of “smart” … but that’s what happens with bottled water on a regular basis. In 2017 we found 17 bottles of Smartwater, which is just a small percentage of the total 169 known …

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Litter Counts: Rockstar

Rockstar is another energy drink that, like its competitors Red Bull and Monster, doesn’t seem to give its consumers enough energy to actually dispose of the can properly. The customers of just these three energy drink companies alone are responsible for 276 littered aluminium cans. Companies know who their target audience is–why aren’t they targeting …

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Litter Counts: Carlsberg

Of the 200+ types of alcohol products that have been found in Chippenham, Carlsberg is a slow but steady contender. It doesn’t have the big numbers of Coca-Cola or Lucozade, but you’re almost guaranteed to find something with the Carlsberg name on it during a community clean up. In February, it was 4 products, and …

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Litter Counts: Pepsi

I didn’t see any Pepsi products–or much litter at all–this week due to the blanket of snow we had in Chippenham, but a total of 77 Pepsi-branded items were found last year. This includes Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Pepsi Max, and Pepsi Max Cherry. This is less than half the total found for Coca-Cola (197 items). …

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