• Britain taken to court by European Commission over air pollution

    Britain taken to court by European Commission over air pollution0

    The European Commission is taking the British Government to court for breaching EU air quality rules. The EU’s environment commissioner Karmenu Vella said Britain had broken limits on levels of health-damaging nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and failed to provide “credible, effective and timely” plans to cut pollution. Levels of NO2 – largely from car exhaust fumes

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  • UK firms pledge to eliminate ‘unnecessary’ single-use plastics by 2025

    UK firms pledge to eliminate ‘unnecessary’ single-use plastics by 20250

    Dozens of companies have signed up to efforts to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastic packaging by 2025, it has been announced. Under the “UK Plastics Pact”, the businesses have also agreed targets to make 100% of their plastic packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable and to ensure 70% is effectively recycled or composted. The 42 firms, which

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  • ESG reiterates dockyard concerns

    ESG reiterates dockyard concerns0

    The Environmental Safety Group has flagged its continuing concerns over the impact of noise and air pollution from the Dockyard area on local residents. This is despite a Gibraltar Government statement issued earlier this year insisting that it is constantly monitoring Gibdock’s operations in order to minimise their impact on the environment, the group said.

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