UK Government Selects 50 Young Environment Ambassadors

The announcement is part of the 2019 ‘Year of Green Action’ aimed at encouraging more people to be involved in projects to improve the natural world. The UK Government has chosen 50 young people who are involved in green projects across the UK as environment ambassadors. The announcement is part of its …

Circular Economy

Have you ever strolled around the park and asked yourself where all the leaves that have covered the ground only a few months ago went? Or how the hell the sunflower shells that you have showered the soil around the bench with disappeared just like that after some time? When …

Government and recyclers partnership offers the best solutions

During the recycling process, waste is converted into raw materials that can be further used in the production process. The use of recycled materials saves natural resources and energy. Recycling pollutes the air, water, and soil less than primary raw materials production. Recycling provides new jobs. Benefits are great but …

UK Plastics Recycling Industry Under Investigation for Fraud and Corruption

Exclusive: Watchdog examining claims plastic waste is not being recycled but left to leak into rivers and oceans.  The plastics recycling industry is facing an investigation into suspected widespread abuse and fraud within the export system amid warnings the world is about to close the door on UK packaging waste, …

UK MPs Demand Fashion Brand Bosses to Disclose Environmental Impacts

The Environmental Audit Committee has written to 10 retailers to find out how they are mitigating them They include Marks and Spencer, Primark, Next, Arcadia, Asda, TK Maxx and Homesense, Tesco, JD Sports Fashion, Debenhams and Sports Direct International The production of clothing involves water and energy intensive processes, resulting …

UK Commits £170m for Climate Projects in Developing Countries

Prime Minister Theresa May also pledged to share the UK’s expertise to help nations transition to cleaner and greener energy systems. The UK Government has committed £169.5 million of funding to support developing countries affected by climate change. Prime Minister Theresa May made the announcement at the UN General Assembly in New York …

Iraqi Officials Trained to Assess Oil-Contaminated Sites from Isil Conflicts

UN Environment conducted a five-day training workshop and provided portable oil contamination analysers, sampling tools and personnel protective equipment Iraq has seen extensive destruction of infrastructure, including oil resources The officials will carry out field surveys of oil contaminated sites in four areas UN Environment will then review the findings …