A new e-bike waste collection service called Putney Pedals, set up by Positively Putney and the London Waste and Recycling Board, aims to reduce carbon emissions on one of London’s busiest high streets.
Thirty per cent fewer households will be going trick or treating this Halloween but 12.8 million pumpkins are still set to go to waste, reveals new research commissioned by environmental charity, Hubbub.
A new report published by WEEE Forum calls for action on the treatment of WEEE as scrap metal, urging competent authorities to penalise facilities that illegitimately incorporate WEEE into their unreported waste flows.
Defra’s announcement that it is now illegal for businesses to supply plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds to customers has been heavily criticised by environmental charities for not going far enough.
Plastic pollution campaign group City to Sea has today called the UK Government ban on plastic straws, cotton buds, and drink stirrers, “just a drop in a very plastic polluted ocean” and urged it to scale up its plans.