Scotland proposes to ban destruction of unsold goods to drive down waste

Proposals for a ban will be put forward in a consultation on a new Circular Economy Bill to be published in May

UK bans Russian aircraft and sanctions trade

The government has now made it illegal for Russian aircraft to land in Britain

Russian LNG tankers set for Kent despite ban

Unison claims two Russian vessels carrying liquified natural gas will land in Rochester this weekend

Wales bans fossil fuel heating systems in new social homes from October

They must instead meet the highest energy efficiency standards to reduce carbon use during construction and when occupied, in addition to developers required to consider recycling and food waste storage

Boris Johnson reportedly considers pushing gas boiler ban back to 2040

The move would delay the government’s plans to ban all new homes from installing gas and oil boilers from 2025

Wales seeks views on plans to reduce single-use plastics

The consultation is open until 22nd October 2020

Majority of UK public want EVs to rule the streets by 2025

The research suggests 38% of people would be willing to support a 1% increase in tax to fund EV infrastructure and 32% would support up to a 5% increase

Ban on new petrol and diesel vehicle sales brought forward to 2035

The new goal is five years earlier than previously planned and will include hybrid vehicles for the first time

China announces plastic bag ban for major urban areas by 2021

The nation also plans to stop restaurants giving out single-use straws by the end of 2020 and will force them to reduce the use of all single-use plastic items by nearly a third

Germany to pay out around €40bn in coal phaseout plan

The country aims to end coal power by 2038 at the latest and will compensate utilities, mines and state governments when it does so