Recycling reset

Our new analysis advocates a fairer and more effective recycling system for England
Recycling reset
The EU has been the driving force behind England’s strategy for waste and resources. But the way policy has been implemented has led to inefficiencies in household waste management and recycling levels have stalled. Councils also bear an unfair share of the burden, without having the power to improve the products and packaging they collect to bring their costs down.

With Brexit, there is an opportunity to rethink the system. Our new report highlights innovative approaches from around the world and offers practical recommendations for a new English recycling policy.

Recycling reset: how England can stop subsidising waste
Press release: 6 January 2017

Renewables investment in the UK will fall 95 per cent between 2017 and 2020

Renewables investment in the UK will fall 95 per cent between 2017 and 2020
The UK government's infrastructure pipeline sets out its view of large infrastructure investments that are likely to be made over the course of this parliament and beyond. 

Our new analysis, which primarily considers changes over the past six months, shows that for the first year since 2012, the trend of rising high carbon investment and falling low carbon investment in the UK has reversed.

In contrast, renewables spending has fallen and investment in renewables is set to decline by 95 per cent between 2017 and 2020.

Find out more here

Greener UK

New coalition launched to restore the UK's environment and maintain environmental protections as the UK leaves the EU
Greener UK
Greener UK is a new coalition of 13 major environmental organisations, united to ensure that the UK uses the pivotal moment presented by the forthcoming Brexit negotiations, to restore and enhance the UK’s environment. 

Leaving the EU presents significant challenges but also important opportunities to influence the future of our environment for the better, for people and for nature.

Over 170 MPs have signed Greener UK's Pledge for the Environment committing to establish the UK as a world leader on the environment. Find out more about signing the pledge
 

Smarter flood risk management in England

Does better catchment management hold the key to managing flood risk?
Smarter flood risk management in England
Severe flooding has occurred in 13 of the 16 years since 2000, with the worst floods in the north of England in 2015 costing the economy over £5 billion.

Our new analysis reveals that England’s current approach to flood risk is contradictory, and skewed in favour of reactive responses that ignore the central role of land management in building flood resilience.

We make three recommendations that would lead to a greater level of resilience for either the same or lower cost than current approaches.

Smarter flood risk management in England
Press release: 28 November 2016

Renewable energy locator

How does your area compare?
Renewable energy locator
We’ve updated our Renewable Energy Locator which allows you to compare how renewables are doing in different areas of England and Wales, compared by region, county and local authority, searching by name or postcode.

Using data commissioned from Regen SW, it includes information from over 800,000 individual projects, accurate to the end of March 2016.

Find out how your area compares on renewables and share the results on social media with #renewablelocator
 

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