Scottish ministers to tackle throw-away culture

Ministers in Scotland are to consider the introduction of an additional charge to help cut down on the number of single-use coffee cups used every year.

50 new water fountains in London to cut plastic waste

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed the locations of 50 new water fountains in the capital to help cut plastic waste.

Wales urged to set ambitious energy targets for homes

An independent report has called on the Welsh Government to commit to a 30 year programme to reduce carbon emissions in its homes.

Informed public debate on the funding of parks needed

A new report has called for a national debate on who should pay for the UK’s much-loved public parks and green spaces.

Climate Change champion appointed in Liverpool

The Mayor of Liverpool is to appoint the city’s first Climate Change champion to the city council’s cabinet.

Waste Strategy fails to provide necessary flexibility

MPs have urged the government to be less prescriptive in its approach to tackling waste and improving recycling levels.

Support needed to build on public pollution action

A partnership approach involving the public, businesses, councils and government is needed to tackle harmful levels of air pollution.

Play fair on clean air, government warned

The government’s failure to back Greater Manchester’s clean air proposals with fair funding could put jobs and businesses at risk.

Keep Britain Tidy announces country’s best beaches

The beaches receiving international Blue Flag and Seaside Awards have been announced by the Keep Britain Tidy charity.

Increase in Green Flag Awards

Keep Britain Tidy is calling on parents across the UK to make time to visit their local green space with their child.

Fly-tipping campaign in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are combining their efforts and launching a county-wide campaign to tackle fly–tipping.

Nottingham to be free from single-use plastic by 2023

Nottingham City Council is pledging to stop using single-use plastic over the next four years as part of its new Council Plan.

Birmingham bids to become a Tree City of the World

Discussions to establish Birmingham as the first officially designated ‘Tree City’ of the UK are being held.

Newcastle hosts conference on green spaces

Newcastle City Council has hosted a national conference looking at the future of parks and how councils can protect and develop them.

Comprehensive DRS could provide £2bn boost

A comprehensive deposit return scheme for plastic bottles, cans and glass could boost the economy by £2 billion.