Fireworks ‘more polluting than energy-from-waste plants’

Waste management firm Indaver says energy recovery facilities are actually strictly regulated

Air pollution pumps up the risk of heart attacks

A new report from the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants outlines a range of cardiovascular risks

‘Noise may mean air pollution risks are overstated’

A new study suggests the supposed dangers of noise pollution and harmful emissions may be conflated

Air pollution triggers 33m asthma-related hospital visits every year

A new report suggests ozone and particulate matter cause a high proportion of asthma emergencies

Indonesia hops aboard plastic cleanup with bus bottle scheme

Surabaya’s recycling incentive scheme allows trash to be traded for tickets

UK innovators offered £60m for climate and clean air projects

Technologies being considered include digital sensors to monitor the environment and new software to help adapt to low carbon technologies

‘Nearly all humans polluted with plastic’

A new study shows these particles enter the body via plastic packaging on food and the consumption of fish

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

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has launched a consultation on the proposals

Serious pollution incidents across England down 18%

The Environment Agency has stopped an average of more than two illegal waste sites every day in the last year

Smiting smog ‘could save Europe €183bn by 2025’

InnoEnergy and Deloitte call for nations and cities to adopt innovative technologies to clean the air