UK £30bn pension fund threatens asset managers over climate risk

Brunel Pension Partnership believes the finance sector is ‘not fit for purpose’ and wants investment managers to align their emissions with the Paris benchmarks by 2022

New taskforce launched to crackdown on waste criminals

The Joint Unit for Waste Crime will target serious and organised waste crime, such as falsely labelling waste so it can be exported to unsuspecting countries

Blaise Biogas AD plant in Kent seeks environmental permit

A consultation on the application is now open, with the local community invited to give their views until 31st January 2020

Severn Trent Water pays £226k for sewage pollution

The incident at Rothley Brook, Leicestershire took place in August 2016 and killed more than 2,000 fish

Sunderland man fined £12k for illegal waste operation

Clifford Shee, aged 55, was prosecuted by the Environment Agency for operating outside the requirements of three exempt waste activities

Environment Agency issues raft of flood warnings and alerts for the UK

The move follows heavy rain this weekend causing rivers across the country to come close to overflowing their banks

Biffa ordered to pay £600k for exporting banned waste to China

The waste management giant said it would seek to appeal against the verdict

Recycling firm ordered to pay £54k for breaching environmental regulations

Northern Compliance pleaded guilty this week for its failure to finance the cost of the collection, treatment, recovery or disposal of household waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in 2017

Environment Agency to launch biowaste sector review

It says the biowaste sector is critical to a closed loop, circular economy as well as helping meet renewable energy targets

Anglian Water fined £156k for sewage pollution

At least a kilometre and half of Grendon Brook was contaminated with sewage over two days in August 2016