US Top of the Garbage Pile in Global Waste Crisis

The world produces over two billion tonnes of municipal solid waste every year, enough to fill over 800,000 Olympic sized swimming pools. Per head of population the worst offenders are the US, as Americans produce three times the global average of waste, including plastic and food.  When it comes to …

Governments and Firms in 28 Countries Sued over Climate Crisis – Report

Climate action lawsuits against governments and corporations have spread across 28 countries, according to a new analysis. The study reveals that more than 1,300 legal actions concerning climate change have been brought since 1990. While the US – with 1,023 cases – remains the leader in climate litigation, other countries …

‘Millions of People Could Miss out on Benefits of EVs’

A new report suggests a poorly handled deployment risks exacerbating social divides across the UK Millions of people could miss out on the environmental, health and financial benefits offered by electric vehicles (EVs). That’s according to a new report, published by think-tank Localis and commissioned by ScottishPower, which suggests a major rethink …

Hydrogen Train on Track for 2022 Arrival in UK

Alstom and Eversholt Rail have unveiled the design of their new gas-powered train, which has been codenamed ‘Breeze’ Alstom and Eversholt Rail have unveiled the design of their new hydrogen-powered passenger train. The train, codenamed ‘Breeze’, will be a conversion of existing Class 321 trains and could be carrying travellers around the …

Could Wrapping Presents Get Us in a Sticky Situation?

UK waste collection firm Business Waste suggests sticky tape can pose a real environmental hazard. Could wrapping presents put the environment in a sticky situation? UK waste collection firm Business Waste claims sales of sticky tape soar in the lead up to Christmas, with as many as six million rolls …

Renewables Break UK Records for Second Quarter in a Row

Government data shows clean generation made up a record 33.1% of the mix in the third quarter of 2018. Renewable energy’s share of generation has broken UK records for the second quarter in a row. New data released by the government and collated by the Renewable Energy Association (REA) shows clean electricity made up …