Don’t increase your ‘waste-line’ this Christmas, says DEFRA

People are being urged to play their part in saving the environment by recycling their waste this Christmas. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is suggesting householders to recycle glass bottles and cans from Christmas parties through kerbside collection schemes and local recycling points. ‘Real’ Christmas trees are also recyclable, with special […]

Waste prevention scheme to save businesses ‘billions’

The Government has launched a new initiative to help businesses save “billions of pounds” by preventing waste. The Waste Prevention Programme for England sets out ways in which firms and householders can make financial savings while benefiting the environment. According to DEFRA, research has shown firms can save £18 billion and cut 16 million tonnes […]

Local authorities win £1m to improve air quality

The Government has allocated a total of £1 million to local authorities across the nation in a bid to improve air quality. More than 30 projects have been chosen to receive the fund, which includes £21,305 for a scheme to encourage cycling in Chichester and £23,500 for a study into changing road layouts and HGV […]

Retailers smash waste targets but households ‘narrowly miss’

Retailers smashed their targets for reducing supply chain and packaging waste last year but household waste targets have been missed. A new report published today revealed traditional grocery product and packaging waste was cut by 7.4% or 217,000 tonnes, exceeding the 5% target. Household food and drink waste was however only reduced by 3.7%, falling […]