Clean Bus Technology Fund: 14 councils to share £25m

1817 buses are expected to be retrofitted to bring buses up to low emission standards

Recycling and waste infrastructure 'creaking' says report

The UK’s recycling infrastructure is not set up to cope with packaging materials from a growth in online retail, packaging manufacturer DS Smith ha

Funding announced to clean up high streets

Councils across England are to receive a share of £9.75 million to help cleani up high streets and town centres, Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP confirmed.

Cabinet members at Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside councils will meet next week to confirm the proposals for tackling air pollution

Series of consultations launched to overhaul Waste and Recycling

Proposed measures include requiring packaging producers to pay the full cost of dealing with their waste, more consistent household recycling and a Deposit Return Scheme for cans and bottles, subject to consultation.

£13m announced for green spaces

£9.7 million will be allocated to local authorities to better maintain, protect and increase their recreational spaces, with an additional £2.75 million made available for the Pocket Parks Plus programme.

One in three NHS patients exposed to 'dirty air' while visiting GP

Air pollution data monitoring levels of particulate matter (PM2.5) outside GP practices in the UK show nearly one in three NHS patients are attendi

£1 million spent on clearing up litter from woods

The cost of clearing up fly-tipping and littering from the UK’s woods has soared to over £1 million over the last five years.

Cycling progress could prevent life-threatening illnesses

More than one billion cycling trips would take place in 2040 in seven major cities if cycling rates doubled by 2025.

Cambridge signs the Oxford Charter for Cleaner Air

Cambridge City Council has become the latest council to sign up to the Oxford Charter for Cleaner Air.

Bathnes and Bristol award contract to manage litter

Bath and North East Somerset has awarded a new Environmental Crime contract that will see specialist officers tackle litter on the streets.

Government likely to miss cycling and walking targets

The government is in serious danger of missing its targets to increase levels of cycling and walking in England.

£1 million Coastal Revival Fund helping 23 projects

Coastal heritage sites are set to be saved as a total of 23 projects are to receive a share of almost £1 million from the Coastal Revival Fund.

Traffic monitoring exercise to take place in Liverpool

For a week in February, a large traffic monitoring exercise is to be carried out in Liverpool as part of the council’s city-wide air quality

First carbon neutral city aim for Nottingham

Nottingham City Council has set itself an ambitious target to become the first carbon neutral city in the UK.

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