5p plastic bag charge to be extended

Michael Gove has said that the 5p charge for plastic bags in large shops in England is set to be extended to cover nearly all retailers.

Overflowing waste bins worse in London

Londoners are hardest hit by the effects of problem waste, new research into overflowing waste has revealed.

Free trees encouragement in Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council is working with the Woodland Trust to improve the region’s green areas by offering free trees.

UK needs plastic bottle deposit return scheme

The Environmental Audit Committee has urged for the introduction of a UK-wide deposit return scheme for plastic bottles.

100,000 more properties better protected against flooding

Since April 2015, the Defra and the Environment Agency have seen 350 new flood schemes built, which is offering flood protection to 100,000 more properties.

Docked bike hire scheme for Cardiff

From May 2018, Cardiff will see the introduction of 250 bikes across 25 docking stations in the city.

Gove outlines four-point plastic waste plan

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has told the BBC of his four-point plan for tackling plastic waste.

Innovative solar framework for Nottingham

Nottingham City Council has launched a renewable energy framework to boost the growing number of solar projects in the city.

Disposal ‘on the go' recycling is not working

A RECycling Of Used Plastics Limited (RECOUP) survey has revealed that ‘on the go’ collection infrastructure in the UK is inadequate.

Energy scheme saves Cambridgeshire schools thousands

Schools across Cambridgeshire are collectively saving £600,000 per year as part of Cambridgeshire County Council’s energy generation programme.

Bus passenger journeys continue to fall

The number of people using buses in England each year has fallen to its lowest level in a decade, dropping to 4.44 billion passenger journeys in 2016/17.

Manchester needs £1.5bn for cycling transformation

Chris Boardman says Greater Manchester needs £1.5 billion to help reach its ambition of transforming into a world class region for cycling and walking.

Six Kent councils see improvement in recycling rates

Six Kent district councils recorded an increase in food waste recycling during the first half of 2017.

Winter transport contract for Newcastle council

Newcastle City Council has signed a contract with leading transport company Colas Ltd to keep the city moving during winter weather.

Wales witnesses growth in renewables production

Wales’ ambitious targets for clean energy are on track, as electricity consumption from renewables increased from 32 per cent to 43 per cent last year.

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Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.

On the 16th & 17th of May, UK’s most ambitious SME owners, startup owners, creative leaders and decision makers will take part in what is being Europe’s largest business event.