Waste

Environment Bill to give councils ‘clear framework’ to tackle pollution

30/01/2020

Local authorities will have a clear framework for tackling air pollution with the introduction of the Environment Bill, according to the Government.

Council chiefs call for more cash to fight fly-tipping

08/11/2019

Local authority leaders have urged the next Government to ensure that councils have the necessary funds to tackle fly-tipping.

Illegal tipping sites uncovered in 'sting' operation

29/05/2019

Dozens of illegal tipping sites have been discovered in a 'sting' operation by environment and customs officers.

Holyrood announces ambition to cut food waste by one third

25/04/2019

The Scottish government has unveiled plans to help reduce food waste by one third by 2025.

Council threatens fly-tippers with £50,000 fine

25/04/2019

Cheltenham residents have been warned that if they continue to dump their rubbish in the wrong place at the wrong time, they will face a £50,000 fine.

New £400 fly-tipping penalty comes into force

08/01/2019

The new financial penalties for fly-tipping, which could see fines of up to £400 being handed to offenders, are now in force.

Gove announces £15m pilot scheme to reduce food waste

02/10/2018

The Government will set up a £15m pilot scheme to reduce food waste, the environment secretary has announced.

North Londoners urged to ‘wise up to waste’

01/08/2018

The 'Blue Planet' programme has had a massive effect on people's attitudes to plastic waste, new research has found.

Recycling rates could be boosted by fraud, says auditors

23/07/2018

The UK’s success at recycling may be being boosted by fraudulent exports of unrecyclable materials, auditors have claimed.

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The power of local systems to save lives

Councils and their partners could do even more to contain the spread of COVID-19 if properly funded to undertake a robust localised system of testing, tracking and tracing, argues Professor Donna Hall.
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