Scottish businesses must harness circular economy opportunities

Zero Waste Scotland has stressed that Scottish businesses must harness circular economy opportunities to tackle global emissions.

Fundamental shift away from single use packaging necessary

A committee of MPs have urged the government to change its focus from just plastic to reducing all single use packaging.

Employers should do more to encourage sustainability

Almost two-thirds of public sector workers say they have cut the amount of water they use at home but fewer than half are doing the same at work.

£62m flood funding for English communities

A new round of flood defence investment will help communities across Yorkshire, Cumbria, the North East and the South East of England.

Government announced £500m in green technologies

Ministers have announced more than half a billion pounds of investment in green technologies, including £400 million for electric vehicles.

Further funding to improve energy efficiency in Scotland

The Scottish Government has announced further funding to support local authorities decarbonise heat and improve energy efficiency.

Bristol seeking partner for first carbon neutral city

Bristol City Leap has launched a global search to deliver up to £1 billion of investment for the people of Bristol before 2030.

Lincolnshire celebrates green energy milestone

Lincolnshire County Council has reduced the amount of rubbish it sends to landfill by 92 per cent as a result of its successful Energy from Waste plant.

Nottingham and Go Ultra Low further partnership

Nottingham and Derby City Councils, along with Nottinghamshire County Council, is working to deliver the Go Ultra-Low Programme.

Leicestershire plans first zero-carbon industrial estates

Creating one of the first zero-carbon industrial estates in the UK is the headline ambition in Leicestershire’s ambitious plans to tackle climate change.

London’s electric bus fleet the largest in Europe

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that the capital’s electric bus fleet is becoming the largest in Europe.  

Warnings over restrictive waste strategy must he heeded

MPs have warned that a balance must be struck between local authorities and councils on waste strategy.

Government-funded cycling routes revealed across England

A new £20 million government investment will see cyclists across the country benefit from more than 20 new and improved cycling routes.

Bin lorries powered by collected waste in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council has announced its trial of electric bin lorries powered by the very waste they have collected.

Government urged to back Leeds flood defence scheme

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has called on the government to commit £141 million to support new flood defence works.