Is England’s 0.3% recycling rate increase a sign of progress or just a bit rubbish?

The amount of waste produced by households across the country fell by 1.5% to 22.4 million tonnes year-on-year

Should developers involve local communities in shale gas proposals?

The government has launched a consultation which is open until 7th January 2019

Plastic straws and cotton buds could be banned in England in a year

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has launched a consultation on the proposals

Government ‘must support clean energy jobs in the North of England’

The Institute for Public Policy Research says the region could prove a vital low carbon powerhouse

‘Beast from the East’ claimed 2,000 lives

Deaths among vulnerable and elderly people sharply increased over the cold snap

Red Funnel goes green with new environmental strategy

The ferry operator aims to slash the carbon footprint generated on its journeys to and from the Isle of Wight

UK Government proposes doubling plastic bag charge to 10p

It could also be extended to all shops across the country

United Utilities calls off hosepipe ban in England

It may still need to introduce it at a later stage if dry weather continues

Plastic bag sales in England plunge 86% since 5p charge

The biggest seven supermarkets in England bought nearly a quarter fewer plastic bags last year

Millions in North West England to face hosepipe ban

Customers will not be able to use either a hosepipe or sprinkler to water their gardens or clean their vehicles