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Coppicing Small Trees

Sunday 8th April
Knockbracken Allotments, South Belfast
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Integrated Water Management and Sustainable Drainage

Wednesday 11th April
QUB, Medical Biology Centre, Lecture Room 2, Ground Floor, Lisburn Road, Belfast
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Our Earth, Our Future: to mine or to mind?

Saturday 14th April
Greenvale Hotel & Restaurant, 57 Drum Road, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone
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Path Maintenance

Sunday 22nd April
Bog Meadows Nature Reserve Belfast
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Making Mitigation Work

Thursday 26th April
Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin
£45 – £160

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NI litter highlighted in report 8 December 2014

More than one in seven streets and parks across Northern Ireland have failed to meet acceptable standards for litter, according to Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful

 

BBC

 

Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful also found that only 3% of the places surveyed were litter free.

Of the 2,040 sites surveyed in 2013, 315 had unacceptably high levels of litter and/or dog fouling.

Cigarette butts were the most common type of litter.

The next most common type of litter was confectionary and items from drinks, such as bottle tops or tin cans.

Dr Ian Humphreys, chief executive at Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, said: “The survey gives us great insights into littering trends and what is very clear is that we need to inspire people across Northern Ireland to reflect on their littering habits and take action and responsibility to take pride in the places they live in and love.”

The report compared littering across different land–uses and found that rural areas were more than four times more likely to be heavily affected by litter than urban areas.

Every type of litter observed in the survey was less frequent in lower density residential areas compared to higher density residential areas.

For example, takeaway packaging, drinks containers and non–packaging litter were all recorded about twice as often.

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