Sic transit gloria

  I know I will get accused of being a spoilsport, but: can we please ban foiletti – and their cousins, metallic party balloons? Governments in the UK have recently moved to ban “single use” plastics. The Scottish Government has positionined itself as leading the way in this respect. As part of the fanfare surrounding Read More…

The Patient Bride

  Waste Stories was recently approached by Bruno Noriega, a fourth-year Film and Media student at the University of Stirling and friend of Phoebe and Marvin.  He wanted to know a bit more about the project and to use it as a focus for a photojournalism assignment. Last Saturday, George and I went for a Read More…

Heroes, villains and tidy litter

Throughout the last 15 months, there have been regular reports of widespread, and sometimes mass, littering.  In the summer and autumn of 2020, and then again in the spring and early summer of 2021, many media outlets featured stories about waste left on the UK’s beaches and in our wilder or more rural areas.  Legal Read More…

The Litter Lout’s Choice Awards – results now out!

  We’re proud to announce the first results of the inaugural Litter Lout’s Choice Awards (Central Scotland, Stirling City Region – Beverages category). In the Beverages category, we saw strong competition from a wide range of entrants representing recyclabe packaging including tetrapacks, plastic bottles, cans and glass.  High-performing entrants included bottled water, flavoured milk, irn Read More…