Council introduces charge for building type waste

Leeds City Council is to introduce a charge residents looking to dispose of certain types of household rubbish at their local waste sorting site.

Management of rivers could go to communities

The Environment Agency has launched a consultation on proposals to transfer ‘flood risk management activities’ of watercourses to local groups.

Greater Manchester chosen as natural environment pioneer

Greater Manchester is one of four UK settings chosen to ‘pioneer’ new ways of enhancing the natural environment.

Ministers urge councils to use electric car scheme

Government ministers have encouraged local authorities to consider the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme and improve transport efficiency.

Charitable trust to manage Knowsley parks

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council's cabinet has agreed to establish a charitable trust to manage the borough’s green spaces.

New metro waste service likely in Derby

Derby and Nottingham city councils are set to launch a new combined ‘Metro’ commercial waste service in the region to provide a more efficient service.

New local energy initiative in Brighton

Your Energy Sussex, a partnership of Sussex local authorities, has set up an energy tariff scheme for residents across the county.

Radical ideas to tackle congestion in Oxford revealed

Oxfordshire County Council has revealed a range of new ideas to tackle congestion in Oxford and take the strain off of the city’s transport infrastructure.

5p plastic bag charge to be extended

Michael Gove has said that the 5p charge for plastic bags in large shops in England is set to be extended to cover nearly all retailers.

Overflowing waste bins worse in London

Londoners are hardest hit by the effects of problem waste, new research into overflowing waste has revealed.

Free trees encouragement in Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council is working with the Woodland Trust to improve the region’s green areas by offering free trees.

UK needs plastic bottle deposit return scheme

The Environmental Audit Committee has urged for the introduction of a UK-wide deposit return scheme for plastic bottles.

100,000 more properties better protected against flooding

Since April 2015, the Defra and the Environment Agency have seen 350 new flood schemes built, which is offering flood protection to 100,000 more properties.

Docked bike hire scheme for Cardiff

From May 2018, Cardiff will see the introduction of 250 bikes across 25 docking stations in the city.

Gove outlines four-point plastic waste plan

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has told the BBC of his four-point plan for tackling plastic waste.

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