Zero Emission Zone: Polluting car drivers in Oxford city centre face £10 charge

Those who fail to pay the charge could be fined up to £120 under the proposals.

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Scotland plans to introduce charge for single-use cups

The amount has yet to be confirmed, however, environmental advisers previously suggested a charge of between 20p and 25p

VW bosses charged with alleged market manipulation over emissions scandal

German prosecutors allege the executives failed to inform US investors early enough about the emissions cheating tests

Majority of young Brits ‘would consider electric car if price is right’

Some of the concerns cited were the range of EVs, finding somewhere to charge and the time it would take to recharge

Bristol consults on Clean Air Zone to tackle pollution

The consultation is open until 12th August 2019

London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone comes into force today

It will apply 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in addition to the weekday Congestion Charge

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New York hails congestion charge for yellow taxis

The move aims to reduce the number of cars on the streets in busy parts of Manhattan

England slashes plastic bag use after 5p charge

The 5p plastic bag charge will result in six billion fewer bags being taken by shoppers after 12 months. The UK’s seven largest retailers handed out more than seven billion carrier bags in 2014. This fell to just over half a billion in the first six months of the 5p charge – since October 2015. […]

Plastic bag charge comes into effect in England

The five pence charge for single-use plastic carrier bags has come into effect this week. The charge, which will apply for all retailers with 250 or more full-time employees, is expected to significantly reduce the use of plastic bags. It follows similar schemes in Scotland and Wales, with the latter nation seeing a 79% fall […]

UK plastic bag use up for fifth year

The number of plastic bags used in the UK has risen for the fifth year running. New figures from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) revealed shoppers took 8.5 billion single-use carrier bags from major supermarkets last year – up 200 million from 2013. It also found the average household has 40 […]