Monday, October 18, 2021

“Landmark” building safety legislation draft published today

Ministers have declared that the “landmark” piece of legislation will deliver the most comprehensive building safety reforms for nearly 40 years. It will provide the legal...

Primark launches nationwide clothes recycling programme

Primark has announced the roll-out of its nation-wide recycling programme, inviting customers to donate their pre-loved clothes, textiles, footwear and bags from any brand. Collection...

Warrington launches UK’s second-ever local government green bond

Warrington has launched the UK’s second local government green bond as part of its plans to become Britain’s first carbon-neutral town. Warrington Borough Council is...

UK’s largest new city centre green space to be created in Leeds

LEEDS City Council has secured more than £18m from the government’s Getting Building Fund to deliver three regeneration projects that will boost economic growth...

Iceland aims for net zero by 2042

Iceland has announced that it has reduced its operational carbon footprint by nearly three quarters (74%) since 2011, aiming to be carbon neutral by...

Local Authority Treescapes Fund announced

A new funding initiative to increase tree planting and natural regeneration in local communities has been announced by the government, with £2.7m available this...

Welsh Government launches new peatland strategy

The management and renewal of Wales’ peatlands has been outlined in a new programme published by the Welsh Government. The National Peatlands Action Programme seeks...

Tesco links £2.5bn loan to progress towards environmental targets

Tesco has announced that it has established a £2.5bn revolving credit facility, where rates and interest are tied to progress against the company's key...

Primark commits to net zero by 2050

Primark has joined the United Nations’ Fashion Charter (UNFCCC), supporting the Charter’s net-zero ambition for 2050 and committing to a 30% reduction in greenhouse...

On your bike as £2bn cycling and walking scheme launched

Thousands of miles of new protected bike lanes, cycle training for everyone and bikes available on prescription will be rolled out under new plans...