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Environment secretary Michael Gove stays put

Environment secretary Michael Gove has confirmed he will not resign from his position in cabinet.

Following a turbulent day in Westminster yesterday, Gove was offered the role of Brexit secretary following Dominic Raab’s resignation over ...

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UK supermarkets ranked on plastic habits

The UK’s 10 leading supermarkets are putting over 810,000 tonnes of single-use plastic on the market every year, new analysis by Greenpeace UK and Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has found.

In what the researchers have called ...



New penalties recommended to get tough on waste crime

Waste crime operators could be hit with new fines if they mislabel waste to dodge tax rules, an independent review has recommended.

The review, ordered by environment secretary Michael Gove, concluded that compulsory electronic tracking ...





90% of businesses don't have a recycling policy

Almost 90% of businesses still do not have a green policy, according to BusinessWaste.co.uk.

This is despite a rise in recycling and high-profile debates in government and the media about plastic use.Aside from the obvious environmental ...



'Single-use' named word of the year

Single-use has been crowned the 2018 Word of the Year by Collins Dictionary.

The term encompasses a global movement away from disposable products including plastic bags, bottles and straws. Collins’s records show a four-fold increase in ...


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