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.

Communities receive £1 million for pocket parks

Rishi Sunak has announced that community groups can now bid for funds to establish a new pocket park or refurbishing an existing park in their area.

London boroughs congratulated on green spaces

More than 70 per cent of London Boroughs have achieved a very good or higher resident satisfaction rating for their parks.

80,000 trees to be planted in London

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed that a record 80,000 trees are to be planted in London during National Tree Week.

New financial penalties for fly tipping households

New financial penalties of up to £400 for householders who fail to properly give their waste to a licensed carrier are coming in to force.

Flood threat may result in people being relocated

Michael Gove has warned that people may have to be moved away from high-risk areas as a result of increased flooding threats.

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