UK Litter Crisis [+ Visuals]

Regatta uncover the shocking truth behind the UK litter crisis

The amount of pollution created across the world has been highlighted vigorously over recent years. With the current pandemic now taking up news channels, tabloids and other media outlets, the coverage surrounding the environment around us has taken a back seat, but the topic is still as important as ever.

As countries across the globe went into lockdown, experts revealed that levels of carbon emissions had plummeted, due to the lack of vehicles on the roads and the majority of the aviation industry at a standstill. Although this is encouraging news, the same can’t be said for the amount of litter being dropped in the UK on a daily basis.

Sadly, the UK is facing a litter crisis with popular beauty spots such as beaches, parks and woodland areas being littered with items, causing harm to wildlife and creating an untidy environment. To highlight how severe the UK litter crisis is, Regatta have launched a campaign which looks at the matter in detail. From the amount of litter dropped every second, to the most common types dropped each year, some of their findings can be seen below.

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Climate Change: How do the UK compare? [Infographic]

Now that climate change is becoming a more predominant focus, world leaders have been announcing policies and promises. But what has been done, and how do the UK compare? Here are the current stats.

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Stay Warm for Less [Infographic]

There’s now a definite chill in the air and the time has come to put the heating back on! But for older people and those who may be incapacitated, the winter can mean rising bills and worry about the financial implications. If you’re looking after elderly or ill relatives or friends this winter, you might wonder how best to allay their fears and ensure they stay safe, warm and comfortable in a cost effective way.

Well, there are plenty of things you can do to help save money, save energy and store heat and in this infographic, RadiatorValves4u shows you some tips and advice on what to do in regards to Power of Attorney for someone who may need you to take over the running of their household and financial situation.

Winter can be an unsettling, anxious time of year for those who aren’t able to get out and about, but with this infographic, you’ll get a great start on how best to help and alleviate their worries.

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Global Energy Efficiency [Infographic]

Controlling and reducing energy consumption has become a priority of governments around the world in recent years. It is now apparent that our planet’s natural resources are running out and if we are to sustain the global economy and take care of the earth, then we need to be more energy efficient. This will result in less money spent on energy by homeowners, businesses, schools and government agencies and the money saved can be spent on things, such as education, housing and healthcare.

As well as saving money and being good for the economy, being energy efficient is of course, great for the environment and over time this will enhance our quality of life. The Paris Agreement, a treaty signed by almost 200 countries around the world so far, has set in place targets and deadlines to help reduce energy consumption.

In this infographic we’ll show you some of those targets and what they mean, as well as how countries are currently progressing. We’ll also give you some handy tips on what you can do in your own home to help conserve energy and play your part in the fight against global warming.

If you’re wondering what the UK has done to combat energy consumption, we’ll give you some information on that too! Politics and government plans can be complicated, but we’ve broken things down in this piece to give you a better understanding of an issue that’s vital to every person on the planet. Get ready to learn more about Global Energy Efficiency.

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Hygiene Standards in UK Restaurants [Infographic]

Food safety and adequate hygiene procedures are standard practice in British restaurants… or so we would like to think. Just how short are some restaurants falling when it comes to meeting the required standards? Is your local restaurant up to standard for when the inspectors come calling?

This infographic below, provided by Cleaning Services Group UK, shows some stats about the Hygiene and Food safety in the UK, e.g.: how do the hygiene ratings work and what are some common infractions.

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