£1.6m to help tackle bus pollution in York

City of York Council is expected to invest £1.6 million in a new Clean Air Zone to improve exhaust emissions from local bus services.

Burnham outlines plans for Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester’s leaders have outlined radical plans to ensure the city-region can thrive at a time of national uncertainty.

New penalties in fight against waste crime

Thérèse Coffey has announced new financial penalties to crack down on fly-tipping, with offenders facing penalties of up to £400.

Glasgow's Low Emission Zone now in operation

Glasgow's Low Emission Zone became operational from 31 December 2018, with plans to extend to all vehicle types by the end of 2022.

Greater protections for trees in urban areas

Michael Gove has announced plans to ensure councils can't cut down trees without first consulting their communities.

Air quality breaches affecting 33 million

New analysis by the Labour Party has found that over 33 million people lived in areas breaching pollution limits in England in 2016.

Scrappage scheme in London for polluting vans

The Mayor of London has announced a £23 million scheme to help business owners scrap polluting vans, in preparation for the Ultra Low Emission Zone.

£760m savings in running costs due to government estate sales

The government estate has fallen by 156,000 square metres over the past year, creating a saving in real terms of £760 million in running costs.

Ambitious plan for London-wide cycle network

The Mayor of London has unveiled an ambitious plan to create a unified, London-wide cycle network and get more Londoners cycling.

Gove launches new Resources and Waste Strategy

Michael Gove has launched a new Resources and Waste Strategy with plans for consumers to pay a returnable deposit on bottles.

‘Most-improved recycler’ tag welcomed in Stroud

New government figures have shown that Stroud District Council disposes of the least amount of residual waste to landfill in the UK.

Fifth of drivers would like to switch to an EV in 2019

Research has revealed that almost one in five Brits would like to switch to an electric car next year and be more sustainable.

Electric car chargepoints to be smart by July

All government funded home chargepoints for electric vehicles must use innovative ‘smart’ technology from July 2019.

Greater asbestos awareness training needed

UKATA has encouraged all public sector employees to be asbestos-aware in order to better manage the ‘ticking time-bomb’ problem.

Birmingham CC reveals how Clean Air Zone will function

Birmingham City Council has published how its Clean Air Zone will work, which is due to be implemented from January 2020.

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