Bill Bryson launches battle against litter on railwaysGuardian Unlimited | 14 Feb 2011
Campaign led by the author aims to force Network Rail to fulfil its legal obligation to clear up rubbishStanding on a crowded, windswept railway platform can be dreary on a cold Monday morning, especially when it's filthy with crisp wrappers and drink cans. But in stations around the country, commuters are rising up and striking a blow against litter - even if they can't do anything about the weather.
Can I get junk mail and still be green?Guardian Unlimited | 13 Feb 2011
Opt out of receiving junk mail, and it's a win/win proposition for both you and the planet. You don't need a crystal ball to predict ever-increasing piles of junk mail in the future. Junk mail is now crucial to the fortunes of postal services all over the world. In 2009, 11bn pieces of it were delivered in the UK alone. This is more than just irritating - it's an environmental nuisance.
Councils accused of complacency as rubbish left to pile upGuardian Unlimited | 04 Jan 2011
A combination of severe weather and extended bank holidays has meant rubbish has been left to pile up across England. Councils have been accused of complacency over emptying dustbins as anger mounts over refuse that has been left to pile up on streets for up to a month in some parts of England. The local government minister Bob Neill said refuse removal was "one of the most basic services council taxpayers pay for" and condemned "a potentially unhealthy backlog of waste."
World must tackle water-shortage threat: adviserReuters | 12 Oct 2010
Water shortages will be the world's most pressing problem in the next decade, compounded by a growing global population, Britain's chief scientist John Beddington said on Tuesday.
Project finds floating wind turbines cost effectiveEnergy Saving Trust | 12 Oct 2010
Offshore floating wind turbines could be built across the UK's shoreline after a project found that the renewable energy technology is cost effective. A research project by the Energy Technologies Institute and an energy consortium found that floating wind turbines situated in deep water can generate a large amount of energy through stronger and more consistent wind speeds.
Sainsbury's excessive packaging case droppedGuardian Unlimited | 11 Oct 2010
Trading standards officers in Lincolnshire dropped a landmark legal case against Sainsbury's over unneccessary packaging. Trading standards officers in Lincolnshire today dramatically dropped a landmark legal case against supermarket giant Sainsbury's over excessive and unneccessary packaging,...
Political plans for greener GowerBBC World Service | 22 Apr 2010
With kerbside recycling expanding on Gower the election candidates outline their parties' green credentials.
Blighted beaches: Britain's shores are drowning in litterGuardian Unlimited | 26 Mar 2010
Beach litter figures down overall, but quantity of plastic found on shorelines grows to unprecedented levels. From the mundane debris of food wrappers and cigarette butts, to a laboratory incubator and a dead goat, Britain's beaches are strewn with litter, according to the Marine Conservation Society.
Beach litter survey reveals plastics tollThe Independent | 26 Mar 2010
Piles of plastic rubbish, ranging from thousands of drinks bottles and carrier bags to a joke severed finger and a set of vampire teeth, were collected in the latest annual survey of beach litter.
MPs call for national body to reduce packagingThe Independent | 20 Sep 2007
Companies should face fines if they fail to meet new legal targets for cutting the huge amount of packaging that is creating vast amounts of waste, Liberal Democrats will say today.
Residential fly-tipping risingGreen Consumer Guide | 02 Aug 2006
Household fly-tipping is costing councils as much to clean up as waste dumped by organised waste criminals, according to new findings from Defra. The information, from the national fly-tipping database Flycapture, shows that small scale tipping is costing more than £2.5m a month across England.
Highways Agency steps up litter driveGreen Consumer Guide | 27 Jul 2006
The Highways Agency has announced details of the latest part of its initiative to combat litter on strategic roads in the south east, with a collaborative effort with the Lakeside retail outlet.