2018 Wasn’t a Completely Horrible Year for the Environment

Was 2018 a tough year for the environment? Absolutely. But were there bright spots and victories among the attacks on biodiversity, climate and public health? Of course there were. Here are just a few, in case you’re feeling blue about the state of our only planet. The Ousters of Pruitt …

UN: We Must End All Subsidies for Fossil Fuels

 To keep voters and consumers happy, governments around the world spend between $160 billion and $400 billion each year on subsidies for the production and use of coal, oil and gas. The aim, of course, is to keep the prices of these fossil fuels artificially low. Yet by subsidizing fossil …

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 …