UK declares war on plastic!

Plastic plates, cutlery, wet wipes, tobacco filters, sachets and single-use cups could soon be banned in England

Hinkley Point C could ‘wipe out’ 11 billion fish, Bristol Channel campaigners say

Activist groups are campaigning against EDF’s decision to remove Acoustic Fish Deterrents on the cooling water intakes at the nuclear power station

COP26 Live: Energy supplier OVO vows to plant 1m trees in the next 12 months

Schools and parks are expected to benefit from the scheme

Government urged to ban wood-burning stoves by 2027

Despite having more than 19,000 complaints about toxic wood smoke in the last six years, local authorities have issued just 19 penalties, according to campaign group

Defra refutes disposable nappy tax – but how would it protect the environment?

Brits dispose of around 3bn disposable nappies per year, which makes up 3% of household waste. Could a tax have changed this? What do parents think?

Single-use plastic plates to be banned in England

A new public consultation is set to be launched to seek views on a ban on single-use plastic plates, cutlery and cups

Beavers want to break free – but what do you think?

The government has launched a consultation on what it describes as ‘cautious’ release of beavers into the wild

New forest to be created in North East to promote a ‘greener future’

Enough trees are set to be planted to cover 35 football pitches in the first year, after receiving £480k in funding from Defra’s Nature for Climate Fund

Mandatory water labels for products to make a splash

Defra has confirmed the introduction of mandatory water efficiency labels for products such as dishwashers and showers

Government criticised over ‘toothless’ biodiversity strategy

EAC says biodiversity loss is not being treated with the same urgency and ambition as climate change