Spring Clean-Up


Now the snow’s melted and Emma’s stormed off elsewhere, it’s time to embrace Spring with a clean-up at a beach near you. The Marine Conservation Society has a fantastic database of events all over the country on pretty much any day you fancy. So sign up, wrap up and pick up pronto. A feeling of smug satisfaction will see you through.

If you’re keen for a day off work, why not get your office involved? Replace a team-bonding conference in an airless Travelodge with a day’s volunteering at the beach. Your employers will think you’re an awesome human being, and your colleagues will love you for the free seaside ice-cream. If you’re the boss, mine’s a mint choc chip.

Plastic Bottle Ban at Glastonbury

Time has been called on the estimated 1million plastic bottles used by festival-goers at Glastonbury. For its next event, in 2019, a site-wide ban on plastic bottles is in the planning stage. Presumably this means the sale of new plastic bottles rather than a complete ban on bringing in bottles. Revellers will be encouraged to use the water kiosks and stainless steel refill cups it introduced in 2014, organiser Emily Eavis told BBC Six Music.