Councils warn over ‘wave of waste’

Concerns over spiralling household waste have prompted councils to issue a plea to residents to minimise the rubbish they throw away.

Newcastle provides minibus to get bin crews working

Newcastle has provided minibuses for bin crews to be transported to their collection rounds so that social distancing guidelines can be met.

COP26 climate conference postponed until 2021

The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed due to coronavirus.

Second round of Urban Tree Challenge Fund opens

The Forestry Commission has opened the second round of the Urban Tree Challenge Fund, to help increase tree numbers in urban areas.

Coronavirus lockdown causes air pollution drop

The shutdown across the UK caused by the coronavirus outbreak has led to big drops in air pollution across major cities.

Urgent action required to prevent regional droughts

The government must take more concerted action now to prevent parts of southern England running out of water within 20 years.

Electric eCollect for Cambridge rubbish collections

The Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service has purchased an electric bin lorry, which has zero emissions.

Waste operatives must be classed as ‘key workers’

The ESA has called on the government to help keep vital waste services moving, as coronavirus risks bringing the country to a halt.

Liverpool suspends all green waste collections

Liverpool City Council will suspend its green waste collection service as of Monday 23 March due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

Glasgow join’s European cities in nature project

Glasgow is to join a group of 11 European cities in the Cities with Nature group, which enhances the value of nature in and around cities.

Nottingham runs unique 30-day EV loan scheme

A 30-day electric vehicle loan scheme piloted by the Nottingham ULEV Experience project could act as the blueprint for other UK cities.

£2.2 million boost for councils to tackle air pollution

Local authorities have been granted more than £2.2 million in government funding to deliver innovative projects to improve air quality.

Storm insurance pay outs to top £360 million

Insurance pay outs to help customers recover from the recent Storms Ciara and Dennis are set to top £360 million.

London drivers underpay councils for residential parking

Centre for London has said that car owners are underpaying for their on-street residential parking space across London.

Single use plastics to be banned in Wales

Single use plastics are to be banned in Wales as part of wider measures to make Wales the world’s top recycling nation.