UK to hit landfill limit by 2018
The Local Government Association (LGA) has announced that Britain’s landfill sites will be full in less than eight years unless there is a major shift in national recycling rates.
Efficiency measures to cut construction emissions by 15%
A coalition of some of the UK’s leading construction firms has released an action plan on cutting carbon emissions by 15 per cent in two years.
£15m funding for green buses
A new £15 million round of funding for more than 150 green buses has been launched by the Department for Transport.
Car clubs set for £40k funding boost
The UK's car club network is set to grow, with £40,000 of new government funding to help cut costs, reduce CO2 emissions and tackle congestion.
Environmental achievements honoured at BITC Awards
Northwest businesses were recognised for sustainability on 24 June at the annual Business in the Community (BITC) Awards for Excellence ceremony.
North West hosepipe ban announced
United Utilities has been granted permission by the Environment Agency to impose a hosepipe ban in the Northwest and source extra water to help boost dwindling reservoir levels.
Lightweight bottle to transform efficiency of wine industry
An innovative, lightweight wine bottle has been designed in Britain which could help the UK wine industry meet its targets for reducing glass waste and carbon emissions.
Jonathon Porritt joins drive to highlight Northwest’s Green Heroes
Jonathon Porritt, one of the most significant green thinkers of his generation, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for this year’s Northwest Business Environment Awards.