Scotland’s deposit return scheme to go live in 2023

The UK’s first deposit return scheme will go live across Scotland on 16 August 2023, helping to recycle billions of bottles and cans every ye

New homes to produce a third less carbon

New homes and buildings will have to produce significantly less CO2 under new rules to help the country move towards net zero.

New strategy for Leeds’ parks and green spaces

Leeds City Council is proposing a commitment to provide good quality parks and green spaces across the city that are more accessible.

Report calls for Net Zero Delivery Authority

Policy Connect is urging for the creation of a Net Zero Delivery Authority to provide delivery leadership in England to make net zero happen.

Bristol to share decarbonisation expertise

Bristol is aiming to share the city’s expertise at delivering decarbonisation projects to neighbouring local authorities via a new partnership.

Councils most trusted to provide and deliver services

APSE has found that three times as many people trust their local council over the government to make decisions about how services are delivered.

£51 million to tackle fuel poverty in London

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has committed £51 million to help keep Londoners warm and tackle fuel poverty.

£13 million to improve recycling across Scotland

More than £13 million has been awarded to local authorities to increase the quantity and quality of recycling in Scotland.

New research proves immense benefits of woodlands

A report has shown that visits to the UK’s woodlands boosts mental health and is estimated to save £185 million in treatment costs annually.

MPs back stronger policy on renewable heating in homes

MPs support stronger government policy to scale up the installation of renewable heating technologies for new and existing homes.

Funding for projects to plant hundreds of thousands of trees

Hundreds of thousands of trees will be planted in communities across England thanks to funding through the Nature for Climate Fund.

Average litter rates on beaches dropping year on year

The Great British Beach Clean 2021 has reported that the average litter recorded per 100 metres is dropping year on year across the UK.

5,000 homes approved to be built in flood zones

More than 5,000 new homes in flood-risk areas of England have been granted planning permission so far this year.

UK’s EV revolution continues with new laws announced

New homes and buildings, as well as those undergoing major renovation, will be required to install electric vehicle charge points from next year.

Plans unveiled to ban single-use plastics

Single-use plastic plates, cutlery, expanded and extruded polystyrene cups and food and beverage containers could all be phased out.


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