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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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UK has the highest decarbonisation rate in the world so far

UK has the highest decarbonisation rate in the world so far: The UK has the highest overall decline in greenhouse gas production in the world throughout the course of the 21st century. That’s according to one of the findings of current research by the accounting firm PwC, that suggests the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions dropped…
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Brits bin nearly 42% of the food they purchase each year

Brits bin nearly 42% of the food they purchase each year: Brits throw out around 42% of the food they purchase, with an approximate £2,675 of items ending up in the bin each year. That’s as reported by current research by Samsung, that discovered that the major cause of food waste is that people don’t…
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IMechE speaks on CCC’s 6th Carbon Budget for Gov

IMechE speaks on CCC’s 6th Carbon Budget for Gov: The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has reported it accepts the enthusiastic decarbonisation plan as put forth in the Climate Change Committee’s (CCC) Sixth Carbon Budget. The association says it anticipates the nation will adopt the CCC’s advice as a chance for increasing engineering skills &…
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Wood pellets burned linked to forest degradation

Wood pellets burned linked to forest degradation : Wood pellet use by Drax Plc in Yorkshire, together with bioenergy demand from other countries in Europe, is driving intensive clearcutting in protected forests in Estonia and Latvia, a new report reveals. Hidden inside a wood pellet: intensive logging impacts in Estonian and Latvian forests,[1] published by…
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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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Almost 84% of UK homeowners will make property greener

Almost 84% of UK homeowners will make property greener: Nearly 84% of Brit homeowners intend to make energy efficiency improvements to their property over the next 12 months. That’s as reported in new research by the plumbing & heating trade supplier City Plumbing, which says nearly 53% of households propose to set out green measures…
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Boris Johnson unveils ten point plan

Boris Johnson unveils ten point plan : The Prime Minister has set forth the UK’s ten point plan to work on climate change, deliver net zero & introduce a “green industrial revolution“. Boris Johnson announces the new strategy will create and assist up to 250,000 British jobs while helping the UK to “forge ahead with…
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UK: second highest total of e-waste individually worldwide

UK: second-highest total of e-waste individually worldwide: The UK creates more e-waste per person than any country worldwide, with the exclusion of Norway. This is according to a current report by the environmental charity Green Alliance, which discovers the brief lifespan of electronic devices & electrical appliances as one of the greatest challenging e-waste issues…
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UK records nearly 1 million fly-tipping occurances last year

UK records nearly 1 million fly-tipping occurances last year: The UK recorded nearly a million fly-tipping incidents in the last 12 months. This is reported by research from the supplier of timber wheelie bin storage units Wheelie Bin Storage, which points out that Leeds is the area with the most reported fly-tipping occurances with nearly…
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