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Environment Agency updates groundwater vulnerability maps

The Environment Agency has updated its groundwater vulnerability maps to include improved data and help regulators, planners and developers gauge the likely viability of projects

Legal bill for air quality cases revealed

The government spent over £360,000 in an unsuccessful attempt to defend DEFRA’s air pollution policies when they were challenged in the courts by ClientEarth

Waste boss told ‘pay £2m or it’s eight years in jail’

A long-running investigation by the Environment Agency has concluded with a £1.99m confiscation order

Waste criminal jailed twice and loses home for failure to pay up

A waste criminal who refused to pay court ordered costs, has served two prison sentences and lost his house after proceeds of crime order was enforced

UK 'nowhere near' meeting Chinese recyclate quality demands

“Extreme” Chinese recyclate restrictions would prevent the export of household plastic packaging and mixed paper for recycling from the UK, according to WRAP

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Gennie Dearman, chief operation officer for EDT (Engineering Development Trust) on why organisations should hire student interns.

CGS: Domestic sector to make big gains from energy efficiency

Energy efficiency is now at the centre of Westminster’s green policies, signalling a clear direction for reducing carbon from housing

Gove to consult on Brexit changes to environmental law

DEFRA is looking at how best to consult on its programme of statutory instruments (SIs) needed to bring EU law onto the UK’s statute books

Environment Agency set to reopen 'definition of waste panel'

The industry has welcomed the EA’s plan to reopen the panel, which rules on when materials have reached end of waste status

Half of all rivers in England and Wales polluted by wastewater

Some 55% of all rivers in England and Wales are failing to reach water quality standards because of wastewater pollution, according to the WWF

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Didn’t land the environment job of your dreams? Farhan Raja, founder of Job Interviewology, offers motivational advice to help you move on.

Campaign launched ahead of London’s T-charge

The mayor of London has launched a vehicle emissions checking service and a ‘hard-hitting’ advertising campaign against pollution

New challenge to air quality plan

The government’s third attempt at producing an air quality plan has failed to address the issues which doomed the two previous plans, claims ClientEarth

New CIWM president warns against ‘softening’ of waste regulations FREE

CIWM’s new president wants regulatory continuity for the waste industry and a step change towards achieving a circular economy

MPs warn DEFRA to pick up the pace

The chair of the EFRA Committee has complained to the environment secretary that DEFRA is dragging its heels

Finance routes to market key to energy efficiency measures

Green mortgages, low interest rates and behavioural triggers have all been outlined in a government consultation on improving efficiency routes to markets

RDF export group launches code of practice

The RDF industry has come together in an attempt to streamline the multimillion pound business which faces an uncertain future post-Brexit

Welsh government criticised for lack of action on marine protection

A Welsh assembly committee has pressed the Welsh environment secretary to provide greater detail on how she plans to improve protection of the nation’s coast and seas, following its inquiry into the issue.

NI man ordered to pay back £15k for fuel laundering

Conlon, whose offences lead to almost £40,000 in cleanup costs must pay back £15,000 within three years or he faces nine months in prison

Green Deal revamp on the cards for business

A call for evidence to adjust the Green Deal framework could incorporate battery storage and heat network connections and help promote business uptake

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