Data & Insight

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Data: permit appeals

How did the handful of businesses that have overturned Environment Agency permitting decisions manage to succeed at appeal?


Carbon emissions

The UK has done much to reduce its carbon emissions since 1990 but transport remains stuck in the slow lane


Recyling strategy

How Stroud District Council almost doubled its recycling rate in two years


Climate change

Infographic: The relentless rise of carbon emissions

Atmospheric CO2 levels continue to reach new highs with no sign of a slowdown, the latest figures show

Environmental Law

Environmental permitting: the sites the regulator forgot

More than 1,600 permitted sites in England have not been inspected for at least three years, according to an analysis of Environment Agency data, while other sites have faced multiple checks in a single year


How to stay top of the compliance class

Nearly 1,600 sites lost their ‘A’ compliance ratings between 2016 and 2018. Experts talk to ENDS about the consequences of a compliance rating downgrade and how businesses can avoid it



The Environment Agency's waste crime performance in 4 charts

The Environment Agency's waste crime performance in 4 charts

Environment Agency data released today reveals that the agency has made little progress on closing down illegal sites and inspecting waste exports


Data check: The carbon impacts of household waste in Scotland

Recent figures from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency reveal that the carbon impact of household waste is falling while incineration levels continue to rise


Map: The UK areas with illegally high air pollution

Latest air pollution data shows that more than 80% of UK reporting zones have illegal levels of pollution. Click through to view an interactive map showing by how much each zone is breaching EU legal limits

Case studies

Land, Ecology & Development

The Debrief: How a Scottish project established the case for the return of beavers

The Debrief: How a Scottish project established the case for the return of beavers

The Knapdale trial, which kicked off UK beaver reintroduction after centuries of absence, has shown the biodiversity benefits of these “ecosystem engineers” but also the need for local engagement and a strong management plan, finds Jocelyn Timperley


Case study: How one waste company got its top rating back

In 2015, Ellie Colson, director of transport and compliance at Colson Transport, ran into a spot of bother with the Environment Agency (EA). At the time, fires at two wood recycling plants had caused a national disposal issue and the only options open to the skip hire company were to landfill wood or stockpile it until the matter was resolved

Agriculture & forestry

The debrief: How farmers in England could deliver green gains after Brexit

A first-of-its-kind farming scheme in the UK could offer a new model for farming subsidy payments for improving nature after leaving the EU


The debrief: How a Belgian cement plant is blazing a trail to net-zero emissions

The cement industry has a long journey ahead if it is to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement. One carbon capture demonstration project shows a possible way forward

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