Environmental projects secure £1.4m of funding raised by fining companies that broke rules

The Environment Agency says donations to environmental projects are offered to offenders as an alternative to prosecutions

Global amount of e-waste generated up two million metric tonnes in 2019

Worryingly, researchers expect the global generation of electronic waste to grow to 74.7Mt by 2030

Remote working practices ‘must continue to keep a lid on air pollution’

Charity Global Action Plan notes staff working from home post-lockdown will not only prevent a second spike of Coronavirus but would also avoid a fifth of all commutes by car

Half of the world’s population ‘exposed to increasing air pollution’

Scientists say the main sources of fine particulate matter air pollution include the inefficient use of energy by households, industry, the agriculture and transport sectors and coal-fired power plants

‘More than 1,000 metric tonnes of microplastics rain down on US parks every year’

Shocking 4% of particles in air were microplastics mainly from fibres in clothing

Russia announces state of emergency after 20,000-tonne oil leak inside Arctic Circle

A diesel power plant owned by a subsidiary of Norilsk Nickel collapsed last Friday, leaking the fuel into the Ambarnaya river

Amazon pledges €3.75m to improve urban green spaces in Germany and Europe

The commitment forms part of Amazon’s Climate Pledge that seeks to achieve net zero emission targets by 2040

Tyre particles ‘are a major source of pollution in the UK’s rivers and oceans’

That’s the conclusion reached in a new report from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and the University of Plymouth, which suggests tyres are a previously largely unrecorded source of microplastics in the marine environment

‘UK households waste less food during coronavirus lockdown’

Nearly a third of UK consumers say they are cooking more creatively during the lockdown, while 30% have started saving leftovers, according to a survey

‘Covid-19 could generate an extra 1,000 tonnes of medical waste in Asian cities every day’

Manila is expected to produce the most Covid 19-related medical waste, followed by Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur, among the five cities surveyed by the Asian Development Bank