MPs launch inquiry into net zero government

It will focus on the sustainability of the government’s estate and procurement processes and what action it needs to take to achieve the 2050 goal

MPs launch inquiry into e-waste and circular economy

The UK produces more e-waste than the EU average

Boohoo launches its first recycled fashion collection

The retailer says the clothes have been made using 95% recycled polyester, with the fabric created from plastic that has been directed away from landfill

Fast fashion: Government rejects advice to tackle environmental impacts

Textile production contributes more to climate change – creating an estimated 1.2bn tonnes of CO2 equivalent every year – than international aviation and shipping combined

UK ‘must end support of fossil fuel projects in poorer countries’

The Environmental Audit Committee says UK Export Finance is undermining the UK’s international climate and development targets

MPs to examine UK’s audit of domestic progress towards UN’s SDGs

The Environmental Audit Committee is inviting written evidence from stakeholders until 15th April 2019

Oil rig in the Arctic
EAC: Government has rejected calls to end oil and gas exploration in the Arctic

The Environmental Audit Committee says fossil fuel activity in the region is incompatible with international climate obligations

Fast fashion: Are your clothes damaging the planet?

Watch the short fact film to find out about the environmental costs of fast fashion

Fixing fashion: MPs call for penny per garment tax to reduce waste

Textile production is said to contribute more to climate change than international aviation and shipping combined

MPs launch inquiry into impacts of ‘everyday’ toxic chemicals

Some of the chemicals take many years to break down naturally, travel through the environment via, soil and water and are toxic to both humans and wildlife