UK councils warn of ‘wave of waste’ due to Covid-19 lockdown

District’s Council’s Network has called on residents to work with their local council to manage ‘a perfect storm’ of growing levels of waste

DfT funds shipping decarbonisation study

New technology claims to remove 95% of the carbon dioxide from engine exhaust gases

London sees clearer skies as pollution levels hit five-year low

With Londoners increasingly staying at home, the covid-19 outbreak has caused a ‘significant’ dip in NO2 and PM2.5 levels

Fire services stress public ‘must not burn waste’ during coronavirus outbreak

Wirral Council and Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service says smoke from domestic bonfires can cause breathing difficulties to become ‘critically worse’

India breathes ‘cleanest air’ during one-day coronavirus curfew

India is now on a 21-day lockdown that started on the 24th of March

The Ocean Cleanup launches river-cleaning device to tackle plastic pollution

The solar-powered Interceptor 001 has been deployed at the Cengkareng drain in Jakarta on a trial run since May 2019.

Governments and investors ‘will waste $600bn if they continue too invest in new coal’

A new report from Carbon Tracker says new investments in coal power must end immediately to minimise the risk of stranded assets

London’s illegal air pollution peaks fall almost 100% since 2016

The Mayor’s Office notes before Sadiq Khan came into power, London’s air exceeded the hourly legal limit for nitrogen dioxide for more than 4,000 hours

Extinction Rebellion tells Queen: ‘One should not drive an SUV’

Environmental activists have sent a ‘parking ticket’ to the Queen to suggest she should perhaps swap her Range Rover for a more environmentally-friendly vehicle

Asda’s fishing fleets equipped to tackle plastic pollution with new bags

The bags will be distributed to all of Asda’s fleets, including those in Scotland, Alaska and Norway, which fish for Mackerel, Pollock, wild Salmon, Tuna, Haddock and Cod