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England Sets 5p Fee For Plastic Bags

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England, September 14, 2013 (PBBR) – Deputy Prime Minister and Lord President of the Council, the Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, along with Lord de Mauley, announced on September 14 that a five pence mandatory charge for single-use carrier bags will be introduced from Autumn 2015. Read the full story.…

Legacy Of Plastic Litter Clogs Britain’s Beaches

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ROSS-on-WYE, England, June 3, 2013 (ENS) – Plastic pieces made up almost 65 percent of all the litter found on British beaches during a single weekend last September, according to the latest annual Beachwatch Big Weekend Report by the nonprofit Marine Conservation Society. The amount of plastic on British beaches…

Britain’s Climate Week 2013

Britain’s Climate Week 2013

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Be Part of Climate Week 2013 Organisations across the UK are signing up to take part in the UK’s biggest climate change campaign, Climate Week, which is on 4-10 March 2013. Each year half a million people attend 3,000 events focusing on how people can live and work more sustainably.…

London Green Group Urges a ‘Plastic-Bag-Free’ Olympics

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No Single-Use Plastic Bags at Events | Plastic Bag Ban Report LONDON, UK, July 27, 2012 (ENS) – As the first day of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games dawns with the ringing of bells across Britain, the grassroots campaign group Greener upon Thames is calling on Olympic organizers, visitors, suppliers…

Climate Week Update 2

Climate Week Update 2

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Climate Week in Britain is in full swing. Literally, hundreds of activities are taking place throughout the nation this week. The launch event of Climate Week saw some 400 attendees who represented organisations from all walks of life. The Climate Week Challenge accrued some 130,000 participants from across the country…

Climate Week Update: Climate Kids Meet Cabinet Ministers

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14 March, 2012 – As part of Climate Week (12-18 March 2012), Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey and Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman met five winners aged between 8 and 12 of the National Geographic Kids magazine climate change competition, and listened to what they had to say about…

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Technology Initiative

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Technology Initiative

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12 March, 2012, London – Energy secretary Edward Davey is launching a competition worth up to £20 million to fund the development of innovations in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology. Bids are being invited to develop better and cheaper CCS components and systems for pilot scale demonstration. These will…

Britain’s National Climate Week Quest For Low-Carbon Future

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Britain’s Biggest Environmental Occasion Climate Week is a supercharged national campaign to inspire a new wave of action on climate change. It culminates with thousands of events and activities taking place throughout the week of 12 to 18 March 2012, planned by organisations from every part of society. Showcasing real,…

Students Join Plastic Bag Free Village Campaign

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Editor’s Note:  This was so good, I had to share it.  Teaching students at an early age about plastic pollution is so important! >> Republished from Weedon Bec Parish Council Plastic Bag Free Village News:  School Pupils join the campaign Emilys poster Pupils at Weedon Bec Primary School have been…

Holland & Barrett: No Plastic Bags

Holland & Barrett: No Plastic Bags

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Plastic Bag Free Part of Larger Overall Green Strategy Holland & Barrett is Europe’s leading retailer of health and food supplements, with an unparalleled range of natural health products all sold at the best value.  Founded back in 1927 by Samuel Ryder of golfing fame, today the company has 539…