Surge in lockdown recycling collection

The amount of household recycling collected has soared as much as 100 per cent in some council areas during the pandemic.

Leeds’ Clean Air Zone no longer required

Leeds’ planned Clean Air Zone is no longer required thanks to businesses switching to cleaner vehicles faster than expected.

Record number of Green Flag Awards this year

A total of 2,061 places have achieved the Green Flag Award this year, showcasing how much we value our local parks and green spaces.

June 2021 launch date for Birmingham CAZ

Birmingham's Clean Air Zone has been given an approved launch date of June 2021 by the government, following several delays.

£24 million in green technologies for Leeds council homes

Leeds City Council has announced a transformational new programme to improve council housing and cut the city’s carbon footprint.

New e-scooter trial launched in Liverpool

People in Liverpool will be able to try a new way of getting around the city centre as part of a year-long trial of e-scooters in the city.

Offshore wind to power every home in the country by 2030

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out new plans to Build Back Greener by making the UK the world leader in clean wind energy.

Social prescribing pilots scheme launches

Applications have opened to deliver four ‘green social prescribing’ pilots in communities hardest hit by coronavirus.

Hydrogen buses coming to Birmingham next Spring

Birmingham City Council has purchased 20 new hydrogen double decker buses as part of their Clean Air Hydrogen Bus Pilot.

Call for evidence launched for Air Quality Partners

The government has launched a call for evidence on which public bodies should be designated to become Air Quality Partners to help cut emissions.

Improvement in London’s air quality since 2016

New City Hall data has shown a substantial improvement in London’s air quality across the capital since 2016.

MPs call for legalisation of e-scooters

E-scooters have the potential to offer a low cost, accessible and environmentally friendly alternative to the private car, says report.

Food Waste Action Week announced for 2021

WRAP has announced a new week of action in March 2021 to wake the nation up to the environmental consequences of wasting food.

Wales seeks to further reduce fuel poverty by 2035

Plans to further tackle fuel poverty in Wales by 2035 have been published for consultation by the Welsh Government.

£3 billion plan to upgrade the nation’s buildings

Homes, schools and hospitals are set to be greener and cheaper to run thanks to a £3 billion plan to upgrade the nation’s buildings.