China recycling restrictions hitting UK councils

Fifth of councils have felt a direct impact from China’s restrictions on imports of mixed paper and certain types of plastic over the last year.

Cuts for hybrid vehicles in reformed PICG

The Department for Transport has announced changes to funding to support purchasing the next 35,000 of the cleanest vehicles.

Pollution public health campaign launched in Liverpool

Let’s Clear the Air Liverpool has been launched outlining the steps people can take to mitigate the impact of air pollution in Merseyside.

Ten areas to trial air quality measures

Ten local authorities are set to take forward new measures to reduce pollution levels in their region.

West Midlands is UK’s first Future Mobility Area

The West Midlands will pioneer innovative new transport schemes to make journeys quicker, cheaper and cleaner.

Food waste reversal could supply 250m extra meals

Michael Gove says 250 million extra meals could be supplied each year to the most needy in society by cracking down on unnecessary food waste.

£6 million to help London boroughs target air quality

Sadiq Khan has encouraged London boroughs to bid for a share of £6 million to help target local pollution hot spots.

Vehicle breakdowns increasing due to ‘pothole epidemic’

The ‘beast from the east’ weather conditions have contributed to the highest number of vehicle breakdown callouts in 15 years.

Recycling post code lottery leads to poor rates

A postcode lottery of different schemes has led to more than 80 per cent of waste not being sent for recycling in some areas.

Green fleet plans for Kensington and Chelsea

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has announced its ambition to convert its entire fleet to green vehicles.

Pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia

A new study has said that air pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia.

Dearman TRUs

A new Leeds City Council backed trial has found that cost-effective engines powered by liquid nitrogen could significantly reduce air pollution.

New drone-based services for surveying in Oxford

Oxford Direct Services has announced that it is to start providing drone-based services to carry out roof and building surveying.

Recycling rates grow in Cornwall amid awareness pledge

Cornwall Council has reported that recycling rates across the region for the first quarter of 2018-19 are tracking ahead of the 39 per cent target.

Councils preventing faster EV charge point rollout

SSE has claimed that councils are frustrating the rollout of electric car charging points, meaning Britain has thousands fewer than required.

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