Government Accused of ‘Dragging its Feet’ on Plastic Waste

A committee of MPs today accused the government of “dragging its feet” on tackling the UK’s mountain of plastic waste, again urging ministers to introduce a deposit return scheme for bottles and ensure the producers of packaging materials take greater responsibility for recycling costs. The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) late …

MPs Warn Heathrow Expansion is ‘Magical Thinking’

UK MPs have said that the Heathrow Airport expansion can only be justified if the government proves it will not break laws on climate change and pollution. Ministers say a third runway would not exceed environment limits. However, the Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has accused the government of ‘magical …