Plastic bag sales down 90% since introduction of 5p charge

31st July 2019 | Recycling

Sales of plastic bags by the seven biggest retailers in England have fallen by 90% since the 5p charge was introduced in 2015, new figures out today (31 July) have shown. Asda, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, The Co-operative Group, Tesco and Waitrose sold 490 million fewer single-use plastic bags in 2018/2019 (549 million) –…Read more

Prince Charles opens Scotland’s biggest ever offshore wind farm

29th July 2019 | Commercial Energy

The world’s fourth-largest wind farm – and Scotland’s biggest – has been officially opened by HRH Prince Charles. The Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm, located 13km off the coast of Caithness, will save around eight million tonnes of carbon emissions over 25 years. The North Sea wind farm, which has been welcomed by environmental groups, was…Read more

72% would welcome UK-wide deposit return system for drink containers – survey

27th July 2019 | Recycling

Almost three-quarters of people would back a “deposit return system” for plastic and glass bottles and aluminium cans being rolled out across the UK, a survey suggest. The poll found 72% of people supported plans by the Scottish government for a 20p deposit on drinks containers that people would get back when they return it…Read more

Low-carbon electricity production reaches record high in the UK

26th July 2019 | Commercial Energy

Government statistics show that over 50 per cent of the UK’s electricity was generated from low-carbon sources in 2018, although a general increase in energy production also saw greater use of fossil fuels. Last year saw a 2.9 per cent increase in energy production, driven primarily by growth from oil, wind, solar and bioenergy and…Read more

UK set to miss renewable energy target despite breaking records

26th July 2019 | Commercial Energy

Despite 2018 being another record year for renewable generation, official figures on energy consumption across the UK last year suggest that national 2020 renewable energy targets will be missed. The latest set of energy figures released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) showed the UK’s production of electricity in 2018 was…Read more

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