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 […]

TfL more than doubles roadside area to be managed as wildflower verges following successful trials

TfL has more than doubled the roadside area to be managed as wildflower verges following successful trials, it has reported. An additional 74,000 square metres of wildflower verges takes the total across London to almost 130,000 square metres, equivalent to 18 football pitches Wildflower verges encourage biodiversity and help wildflowers thrive, which can lead to greater amounts […]

SWARCO launches own GoGreen initiative at ITS European Congress in Lisbon

What do cities like Rotterdam, Dublin, Malmö, Dortmund, Lisbon, Paris, Milan, and Krakow have in common? Like one hundred other European cities, they all are committed to the European Green Deal in becoming climate neutral by 2050 and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55% compared to 1990 by the year 2030. SWARCO, the Austrian-based, international […]

Chevron Green Services announce Paul Wilson as new MD

Chevron Green Services, part of the Chevron Group, has announced Paul Wilson as its new Managing Director. Mr Wilson joins Chevron Green Services from an engineering and technology background. He has worked extensively in the Transportation, Defence and Facilities Management sectors at a senior level with Amey, Kier Group and Imtech Traffic and Infra UK […]

Blueprint Coalition response to Skidmore review

The Blueprint Coalition, an influential group of local government, environmental and research organisations, has responded to the Skidmore review. The Coalition has welcomed Chris Skidmore MP’s comprehensive review in the ‘Mission Zero’- The Net Zero Review, which recognises the important role of local climate action, and correctly diagnoses the multitude of barriers holding back local net […]

The NonCrete Bio-Polymer Bollard wins at Green Apple Environment Awards

TMP Solutions has announced that its ‘innovative and eco-friendly’ NonCrete Bio-Polymer bollard has won the Green Apple Environment Award for Helping the Environment. The bio-polymer product is made from sugar cane, weighs 3.5kgs, is fully recyclable, and is easily transported, lifted, and fitted into place. Due to the ability of sugar cane to absorb CO2 […]

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