Defra reveals new plans to boost recycling

Every home in England will receive more consistent recycling collections, under new plans to boost recycling and protect the environment.

Climate emergency likely to affect mental health, poll finds

More than four-fifths of the UK public think the climate emergency will affect mental health in a decade at least as much as unemployment and coronavirus.

10p plastic bag charge to come into force on 21 May

The single-use carrier bag charge will be increased to 10p and extended to all businesses from 21 May to help drive down sales further.

Half-a-million ultra low emission vehicles on UK roads

New data has revealed that more than half-a-million ultra low emission vehicles are now being driven on roads across the country.

System needs fixing to help local climate action

The public backs local authorities to tackle climate change but the system needs fixing first as more central government help is required.

Create new green jobs in areas with greatest unemployment

Green Alliance research has found significant potential for new green jobs in areas with the greatest challenges to the local labour market.

Government failing to show ambition on clean air targets

The British Safety Council is urging the government to take the immediate opportunity to really show its ambition and commitment to clean air.

Self-driving vehicles on UK roads this year

The Department for Transport has announced that motorists could see self-driving vehicles on British roads for the first time later this year.

New homes in poorer areas face undue flood risk

A disproportionate number of homes built in disadvantaged neighbourhoods over the past decade will end up in high flood-risk areas.

1,000 electric vehicle charge points in Westminster

Westminster has become the first local authority in the UK to reach the milestone of having installed more than 1,000 on-street EV Charging Points.

Recycling rates continue to plateau across country

An interactive digital map of local authority recycling data has been launched showing recycling rates for the 2019/20 financial year.

Clean air at centre of Lib Den local election push

The Liberal Democrats are to put clean air at the centre of their campaign for next month’s local elections.

Councils spearheading national climate change effort

To mark Earth Day, the Local Government Association is highlighting impressive new statistics that shine a light on the work councils are doing.

Labour to be ‘party of the great British countryside’

New data released by the Labour Party shows that rural England is projected to lose more than £255 million this year alone.

Sharpest quarterly rise in pothole-related breakdowns on record

RAC patrols went to the aid of a staggering 4,694 drivers who had most likely broken down as a result of hitting a pothole in the first three months of 2021.

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