Shell CEO backs UK’s 2040 petrol and diesel ban being brought forward

Ben van Beurden said a closer date would help provide clarity for energy companies

Ofgem extends ban on small energy supplier Iresa

The company is still prohibited from accepting new customers

Energy supplier faces ban extension on taking new customers

Iresa was given three months by Ofgem to meet customer service targets

Hamburg bans diesel cars on two of its roads

The move makes it the first German city to introduce such a ruling

EU proposes banning plastic straws, cutlery and cotton buds

They are among the 10 single-use plastic products targeted that are said to be most often found on Europe’s beaches

Ace! Wimbledon serves up plastic straws ban

A total of 10 electric vehicles will also be introduced into the courtesy car fleet for the first time

Boston Tea Party ‘first’ to ban plastic coffee cups

It will only sell hot drinks in reusable cups from 1st June 2018

Energy supplier banned from taking on new customers

Iresa’s licence could ultimately be revoked if its customer service issues are not resolved within three months

Boris Johnson orders Foreign Office to bin plastics

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) is to eliminate single-use plastics from its UK operations by the end of 2018. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has also pledged to do the same from its global operations by 2020, making it the first UK Government department to announce such a ban. The FCO, in recent weeks, has […]

Scotland to ban plastic buds

The manufacture of plastic-stemmed cotton buds is to be banned under new plans from the Scottish Government. The move follows concerns about the number of buds being washed up on beaches after being flushed down toilets. Many large retailers have already switched to paper-based biodegradable alternatives following an environmental campaign but plastic ones are still being […]