Online retailers e-waste obligation considered

Online retailers e-waste obligation considered: Online retailers and marketplaces could be required by the government to be responsible for collecting old electronics from consumers to ensure there is the same obligation for the collection of electronic waste as physical retailers. In response to the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC)’s report on e-waste the government has commited…
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MPs alert on deadly air pollution & effect on disadvantaged

MPs alert on deadly air pollution & effect on disadvantaged: The House of Commons Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Committee has put pressure on the government to set harsher air quality goals to lower the health inequalities revealed by the pandemic. Relying on evidence drawn from health experts, local councils & campaign groups, the committee’s…
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Government sees resistance from approval of pesticide

Government sees resistance from approval of pesticide: The government came under criticism following its conclusion to approve usage of what is supposedly a ‘bee-killing’ pesticide. The disapproval from environmental groups & Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg crops up after the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) approved a product that contains neonicotinoid to…
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Apple & Amazon face MPs backlash for UK e-waste surge

Apple & Amazon face MPs backlash for UK e-waste surge: Tech giants Apple and Amazon are amongst the companies implicated by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) of having a part in the ‘electronic waste tsunami’ in the UK as well as dodging their environmental responsibilities. The body’s summary reports that the firms are contributing to…
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Yorkshire Water testing sewage for outbreaks of COVID-19

Yorkshire Water testing sewage for outbreaks of COVID-19: Yorkshire Water is testing sewage at 10 wastewater treatment plants throughout the region helping to analise possible new outbreaks of COVID-19. Within the sewage treated by the water company, the sampling work will look for & quantify COVID-19 markers as research currently indicated sections of genetic material…
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Plastic straw ban in England begins tomorrow

Plastic straw ban in England begins tomorrow: From tomorrow in England, single-use plastic straws, cotton buds and drink stirrers will be banned. This follows a postponement of the measure because of the coronavirus pandemic, the ban applies to all businesses that supply these products, including manufacturers and retailers. If businesses flout the ban and do…
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Green jobs and nature recovery get £40m

£40 million of governmental funding has been allocated for nature recovery, green jobs and conservation. The fund will help find natural solutions to tackle climate change, conservation organisations and their suppliers create up to 3,000 jobs and safeguard up to 2,000 others in areas such as protecting species. The scheme, aims to create short and…
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