Sweet recognition for Dorset highways team

An innovative solution to reducing energy consumption, and saving money, received special recognition this month for Dorset Council. The council competed against more than 800 nominations from around the world in the International Green Apple Environment Awards to receive a silver award at the Houses of Parliament. The council won the award for its electronic ‘hotbox’ situated […]

St Helens Council announces £2.2m improved cycle paths and habitats

St Helens Council has announced that a £2.2m investment has been made to improve active travel and green spaces across the borough. In partnership with Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, the council has confirmed that its Sustainable Urban Development Scheme has been completed to make the region a “better place to live, work and help towards […]

Christchurch Bridge in Reading goes green for Recycle Week

Reading Council urges residents to make use of free food waste recycling service to reduce landfill Residents asked to ensure batteries, small electricals and vapes are recycled properly and not thrown away National theme for recycle week is the Big Recycling Hunt highlighting key items often not recycled that should be Christchurch Bridge will be […]

Driving forward changes to reduce emissions in Argyll and Bute

Argyll and Bute continues to lead the way in its approach to tackling the climate emergency, according to the council. At a meeting of the Policy and Resources Committee, the council’s Climate Change Board provided an update on some of the recent activity aimed at ensuring Argyll and Bute meets its Net Zero targets. A […]

Blueprint Coalition calls for recommitment on key net zero measures

The Blueprint Coalition, an influential partnership of local government, environmental and research organisations, has called on the government to retain its key net zero commitments. Following news of the Government’s intention to drop or roll back on existing climate targets, the Coalition has warned that the impact of reversing current policies will damage essential climate […]

Councils in Staffordshire share proposals to adapt to climate change

Councils in Staffordshire have shared their proposals to adapt to the impacts of climate change. The ’Staffordshire Adaptation Strategy’ sees councils across the county come together and commit to addressing the issues caused by climate change. The plan focuses on four key areas, infrastructure and buildings, the natural environment, protecting residents, and the local economy. […]

Bifa celebrates World EV Day with order of Lunaz Upcycled electric trucks

Biffa, the UK’s leading sustainable waste management company has placed an initial order to convert 10 diesel refuse trucks to upcycled electric refuse trucks  Under a deal signed in April 2023, Biffa has been conducting extensive real-world testing with Lunaz’s upcycled electric refuse trucks. With the testing now successfully completed, the two companies will work […]

Amey and Staffordshire County Council’s sustainability efforts: from green drivers to natural restoration

By Richard Harris, Amey Account Director, Staffordshire As a leading infrastructure service, the partnership between Staffordshire County Council and Amey fully understands the importance of sustainability and the impact it has on the environment and communities. The partnership has integrated various initiatives to reduce carbon emissions, enhance biodiversity and restore Having been recognised recently for […]

Efforts to reduce air pollution launched in Oxfordshire on Clean Air Day

To mark Clean Air Day today, Oxfordshire County Council has launched its strategy to tackle poor air quality – the largest environmental risk to public health in the UK. Long-term exposure to air pollution is attributable for an estimated 38,000 deaths per year in England, according to the Chief Medical Officer’s 2022 annual report . In Oxfordshire […]

Atkinson questions EVs’ green credentials

The leading actor and car enthusiast Rowan Atkinson has written an essay suggesting he feels “duped” by electric cars. Writing in the Guardian, the Blackadder and Mr Bean star says that, while he was an early adopter of both hybrids and electric vehicles, “When you start to drill into the facts, electric motoring doesn’t seem […]


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