Domestic coal and wet wood burning to be banned across England by 2023

The move aims to encourage the use of cleaner fuels in the home – wood-burning stoves and coal fires are the single largest source of particulate matter pollutants

Burning plastic bags
Plastic bag bans ‘can slash air pollution’

A new study published by UN Environment highlights that incineration of plastic waste is a major source of toxic fumes, especially in continents such as Africa

UK retailers light a fire under cleaner-burning fuels

Asda, B&Q and Tesco are among the firms which have committed to cutting wood and coal emissions

Burberry promises to stop unwanted stock going up in smoke

The designer brand has been criticised by green groups for burning unsold scarves, bags and clothing

‘England will burn more than it recycles by the end of the next financial year’

Three regions already burn more than they recycle – London, the West Midlands and the North East

EU ‘must not class burning trees as clean power’

Europe’s clean energy plan is flawed as it allows burning trees to qualify as renewable energy. That’s the verdict from a group of scientists from a range of international universities, which say countries, power plants and factories involved in this practice are accelerating climate change, increasing pollution and devastating forests. The EU aims to double […]

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