10p plastic bag charge to come into force on 21 May

The single-use carrier bag charge, which has seen a 95% cut in plastic bag sales in major supermarkets since 2015, will be increased from...

Cut methane emissions to avert global temperature rise, UN-backed study urges

Methane emissions caused by human activity can be reduced by up to 45 per cent this decade, thus helping to keep global temperature rise...

Scientists warn of pollution risks of disposable face masks

Scientists have uncovered potentially dangerous chemical pollutants that are released from disposable face masks when submerged in water. The research reveals high levels of pollutants,...

Agricultural expert warns North West waterways could become polluted if farmers let silage storage...

An agricultural expert is warning that highly-toxic run-off from North West farms could leak into and pollute waterways this summer if farmers aren’t vigilant. Farmers...

Nature-lovers across Lancashire, Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City Region are being invited to...

Nature-lovers across Lancashire, Greater Manchester and the Liverpool City Region are being invited to participate in a global citizen science project, the City Nature...

Product packaging less recyclable in the UK than other countries, Which? reveals

The packaging of popular branded products is less recyclable in the UK compared with other countries, Which? has found, as research from international consumer...

Manchester based Co-op bans bags-for-life and calls for joined-up approach from Government to combat...

Co-op will remove plastic bags for life from sale in all 2,600 stores warning that the low-cost, reusable bag has become the new single-use...

Household aerosols now release more harmful smog chemicals than all vehicles in the country

Aerosol products used in the home now emit more harmful volatile organic compound (VOC) air pollution than all the vehicles in the UK, new...

Increasing levels of chemical and plastic pollution are major contributors to declines in the...

Increasing levels of chemical and plastic pollution are major contributors to declines in the world’s fish populations and other aquatic organisms, according to a...

Stockport becomes home to Sakura Cherry Tree Project

Bruntwood Park in Stockport, Greater Manchester is home to 99 new cherry trees, part of a UK wide initiative celebrating Japan’s relationship with the...