Deposit scheme could drastically reduce plastic waste

A comprehensive deposit return scheme in England could prevent 6,600 tonnes of plastic waste entering rivers and the sea by 2030.

Funding enables installation of 100 cycle path schemes

ighways England has reached a significant milestone of installing 100 cycle schemes to improve the safety of cyclists and walkers on busy roads.

Government backs Greater Manchester’s carbon neutral plans

Greater Manchester’s ambitious plans to become the UK’s leading green and digital city-region have been backed by government.

23 per cent of Government Car Service fleet electric

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has revealed that 23 per cent of vehicles on the Government Car Service are electric.

Replace car parks with trees, says C40 Cities

Millions of parking spaces should be removed and replaced with trees and cycle lanes to reduce air pollution and tackle climate change.

May pledges to end UK contribution to climate change by 2050

Outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the UK will eradicate its net contribution to climate change by 2050.

Inland flood defences save the UK £1.1bn a year

£1.1 billion a year of flood damage is being prevented by the UK’s current network of river barriers and defences.

£6m for projects tackling toxic air in London

Sadiq Khan has invested £6 million from his Air Quality Fund in 15 new projects being established across London.

Cycle to Work scheme includes e-bike perks

Commuters now have more opportunities to improve the environment and speed up their journey to work, thanks to updated Cycle to Work guidance.

Majority of litter in canals found to be plastic

The Canal & River Trust has found that abandoned plastics now account for 59 per cent of the litter found in canals in England and Wales.

Potential 160,000 tonnes cut from Scotland’s carbon footprint

Scotland’s 20p drinks recycling scheme will slash 160,000 tonnes from Scotland’s carbon footprint each year.

Sustainable travel encouraged in West of England

People in the West of England are being encouraged to help ease traffic congestion by getting active and taking more sustainable journeys to work.

£1bn Greater Manchester waste contract awarded

GMCA has signed new operating contracts with SUEZ for the management of the region’s waste and resources.

41 new Marine Conservation Zones created

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has introduced 41 new Marine Conservation Zones.

New electric vehicle fleet for hire in Bristol

A ten-strong fleet of 100 per cent electric Renault Zoe cars are available to rent in Bristol, following funding from the EU research project REPLICATE.