Litterers could be fined up to £150 and councils stopped from charging householders for disposing DIY household waste at recycling centres as part of the government’s new and long-anticipated litter strategy for England.
With European guidance still going through the bureaucratic process and national policy seemingly well down the pecking order, local and regional authorities can take the reins and steer their areas into a more circular way of living.
Energy efficiency is often seen as an ecological holy grail, promising economic growth and environmental protection, but scientists are increasingly cautioning that the ‘rebound effect’ means this might not be so. Libby Peake learns more
It turns out that the tried and tested waste statistic hasn’t been all that tested – and others ought to be tried. Eunomia’s Emma Gowing and Steve Watson describe how to breathe new life into public engagement