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Business Secretary Vince Cable today announced a landmark investment in green infrastructure by the Government

A groundswell of councils want to take up the Government's £250 million offer to support better, more frequent, more environmentally friendly bin collections for residents, Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles revealed today

The Environment Agency is investigating after almost 90 containers of alleged illegal waste from the UK were intercepted


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Hundreds of millions of pounds worth of precious metals like gold and platinum are being thrown away in the UK every year when household goods such as old mobile phones and laptops are scrapped


A fund of up to quarter of a billion pounds to help support councils to deliver better, more environmentally friendly weekly bin collections for residents is now open, Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles announced today, 3 February 2012


Hefty fines that punish people for putting rubbish in the wrong bin will be consigned to the scrap heap under plans set out by Defra today


Wiltshire-based company Malaby Biogas has become the first recipient of a loan from a £10m anaerobic digestion fund launched in July last year by Defra and administered by WRAP


Local authorities across the UK have pledged their support to the latest Chewing Gum Action Group’s campaign in a bid to rid our streets of the sticky issue of gum litter


The number of new power stations given consent in England and Wales this year has reached fifteen, the highest ever since the Electricity Act came into force in 1989. This number was reached as Energy Minister Charles Hendry gave the go-ahead to developer Dalkia for a new waste wood power plant


Proposals for tougher packaging recycling targets that will stop 400,000 tonnes of packaging going to landfill by 2017 have been announced today by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman


Responding to the official statistics for fly-tipping in 2010-11 published today, Councillor David Parsons, Chairman of the LGA's Environment Board, said;


More needs to be done to ensure that supply chain and other goals are met under phase two of the Courtauld Commitment


Enough food to fill 11,720 double decker buses or the Albert Hall 15 times over is chucked away every year in London. Today (Friday 18th November), the Mayor Boris Johnson urged businesses and the public to sign up to a pledge to reduce the mountains of food needlessly thrown away and sent to landfill, helping to make the capital a cleaner and greener city


Speaking at WRAP’s annual conference today, Chief Executive Dr Liz Goodwin published results of the organisation’s work over the past three years and set out its future agenda


WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) has today opened two tender invitations to challenge the cost and efficiency of anaerobic digestion (AD) technology


A man who illegally dumped more than a million used tyres across England was jailed Monday for a total of 15 months. The case against him was brought by the Environment Agency


Householders will have more control to stop the tonnes of unwanted advertising mail that drops through peoples’ letter boxes each year, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman announced today


Helping small to medium sized businesses meet their waste management responsibilities and recycle more is the aim of a new commitment being launched today


The UK’s DIY sector has made significant progress towards meeting targets to reduce packaging and the amount of waste sent to landfill, WRAP chief executive Liz Goodwin revealed today


An unrepentant organised crime boss has been jailed for 4 years for running a massive illegal waste site near Reading and laundering millions of pounds in profits – the longest prison sentence ever handed out for waste crime (June 24th)


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