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Microwaves could be as bad for the environment as cars suggests new research

Microwaves usage across the EU alone emits as much carbon dioxide as nearly seven million cars according to a new study by The University of Manchester. …

French expedition aims to advance understanding of what lies beneath the Arctic ice

The warming of the Arctic Ocean and the retreat of the ice cover at the North Pole is presenting new opportunities for exploration, to improve our …

Charity renews appeal for plastic charge “after Theresa May fails to deliver concrete actions in 25 year plan”

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) says it’s renewing its call for levies on single-use plastic items, because the Prime Minister’s pledge to tackle …

UK supermarket Iceland to eliminate own-brand plastic packaging by 2023

UK frozen food retailer Iceland has committed to the target of eliminating plastic packaging from all its own-brand products by 2023, it was announced on 16 …

How are men and women differently affected by chemicals from waste? Nigerian TV documentary presents study findings

On 15 January the Nigerian TV channel NTA broadcast a 30-minute documentary entitled “What has gender got to do with chemicals?” In Africa’s most …

London’s air quality still within legal limits in mid-January for first time in 10 years

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, said on 15 January that for the first time since modern records began London was entering the third week of January without …

Research reveals UK’s worst cities for problem rubbish

A new league table showing the impact of overflowing bins reveals that Londoners are hardest hit by the effects of problem waste …

SEPA raises concerns about waste handling at Trident submarine base

SEPA has criticised the MOD's handling of nuclear waste at a site near the Trident base in Faslane …

Chernobyl ventilation work concludes

Ventilation solutions firm MW Hargreaves has concluded a £10 million, two-year project at the Chernobyl New Safe Confinement (NSC) in Ukraine …

MPs recommend coffee cup charge to fund recycling infrastructure

The EAC has called on the government to introduce a 25p charge and for all coffee cups to be recycled by 2023 …

Observers respond to the government’s 25-year environment plan

Theresa May’s speech on 11 January, setting out a 25–year plan to improve the environment, prompted much comment from observers and leaders in the …

PwC research asks: Is business grasping the full potential of SDGs?

Almost two years on from the launch of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), new research from PwC reveals that over three-in-five businesses now deem …

The era of mega hydropower in the Brazilian Amazon appears to be over

The era of mega-dams in the Brazilian Amazon appears to be coming to an end, according to the California-based non-profit organisation Amazon Watch, …

Scottish householders urged to resolve to recycle more for 2018

The Composition of Household Waste at the Kerbside shows that 60% of what goes in the non-recyclable ‘landfill’ bin could have been recycled …

Plasma waste recovery successfully trialled for precious metals extraction from e-waste

Plasma waste recovery firm Tetronics says it has completed the first of four trials using its plasma technology in the extraction of precious metals such as …

UK Asbestos Training Association updates rules of membership to address threat to industry standards

UKATA says it has overhauled its rules of membership to counter a threat from sub-standard service providers. …

Innovate UK partners with Cleantech Innovate 2018

Innovate UK, an executive non-departmental public body, works with companies to de-risk, enable and support innovation. …

UN resolution commits member states to ocean pollution measures

More than 200 countries have signed a UN resolution that will encourage member states to take greater action on the issue of marine pollution, including …

International initiatives lauded at inaugural Interpol environmental compliance conference

The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) has been recognised for its efforts on the issues of environmental crime at the inaugural award ceremony of the Interpol …

Virtual simulation created for river users to navigate the Boston Barrier

The Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) for the Boston Barrier has received approval, giving the Environment Agency the go-ahead to proceed with the …

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