Waste

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UK nuclear power stations’ decommissioning cost soars to £23.5bn
Failures in government’s investment strategy mean taxpayer has contributed £10.7bn in just two years

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

20, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘It’s a bribe’: the coastal areas that could become the UK’s nuclear dump
Promises of jobs and investment are doing little to convince a remote Lincolnshire community to agree to hosting the country’s nuclear waste

Sandra Laville

17, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Expandable shoes for children aim to cut landfill waste
Eco-shoe brand gets £250,000 grant from sustainability fund to perfect design – with soles the trickiest part

Zoe Wood

13, May, 2022 @12:53 PM

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England fails to reach household waste recycling target
Wales only UK nation to exceed 50% as households in England recycle less in 2020 than 2019

Sandra Laville

11, May, 2022 @11:44 AM

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Exxon doubles down on ‘advanced recycling’ claims that yield few results
The petroleum company is under investigation for misleading the public while exacerbating the global plastic pollution crisis

Amy Westervelt

11, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Rome residents impose curfew after spate of wild boar attacks
Nightly restriction in north comes as woman says boar ‘was on top of my head’ during encounter on Sunday

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

03, May, 2022 @2:02 PM

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Ofwat could face legal action over sewage discharges in rivers
Environmentalists accuse England and Wales water regulator of failing to take action against polluters

Sandra Laville

29, Apr, 2022 @12:02 PM

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Landfill tax rises boosting fly-tipping, says spending watchdog
National Audit Office says tax has increased amount of money criminals can make from waste crime

Helena Horton Environment reporter

27, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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How to cut down cosmetic waste: ‘beauty products go off so bigger is not always best’
Beauty products generate vast amounts of waste, and experts say most of the onus is on consumers to mitigate the problem

Katy Hall

24, Apr, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Thames Water dumped raw sewage into rivers 5,028 times in 2021
Campaigners say utility firm’s investment plan to remedy situation is ‘completely inadequate’

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

20, Apr, 2022 @1:52 PM

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‘Mountain of trash’: how Gibraltar was almost buried under post-Brexit rubbish pile
As the territory grappled with post-EU paperwork, 6,000 tonnes of waste were left with nowhere else to go

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

14, Apr, 2022 @4:30 AM

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DIY waste disposal will no longer incur charge under new plans
Government’s proposed change to rules in England and Wales is part of measures aimed at cracking down on fly-tipping

Jenn Selby

10, Apr, 2022 @11:01 PM

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