Manchester Friends of the Earth news releases will have contact details for the specific campaign leads.

You are also welcome to contact our Media officer or one of the Group coordinators but please be aware that we are all volunteers and may not be able to respond to you right away:

Media officer:

  • Pete Abel: 07951 642858, pete[at]manchesterfoe.org.uk

Group coordinators:

  • Ali Abbas: 07786 090520, ali[at]manchestefoe.org.uk
  • Catherine Thomson: cat[at]manchesterfoe.org.uk

You can also email coords[at]manchesterfoe.org.uk which goes to both Ali and Catherine.

View our news releases.

Plastic straws and cotton buds could be banned

Friends of the Earth responds to news that the government could ban plastic straws and cotton buds in England

19th Apr 2018
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Green Brexit? New research finds weaker environmental protections than already exist under EU law

With Brexit under a year away, a new report shows that our environment won’t fare well under the current deals on the table. Waterways are at very high risk from ‘zombification’, birds and natural habitats could fare especially badly, and … Continue reading

 
 
12th Apr 2018
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Local elections 2018…. will the environment win?

In the run up to the local elections in Greater Manchester on Thursday 3rd May, Manchester Friends of the Earth are asking all candidates standing for election to let voters know what they think about key environmental issues.

 
 
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Royally polluted: air around rural royal residences breaching pollution limits

Data revealed by Friends of the Earth shows that escaping to the country does not necessarily mean an escape to clean air. Friends of the Earth has investigated the pollution levels of the air breathed by the royals at their … Continue reading

10th Apr 2018
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Plastic packaging failing to prevent food waste crisis – new study

Plastics role in avoiding food waste may have been over-estimated. Friends of the Earth Europe and  Zero Waste Europe Brussels, April 10 – A rise in plastic food packaging is failing to reduce Europe’s growing food waste problem, and in … Continue reading

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Government burns taxpayers money losing dirty air court cases

A freedom of information release obtained by Labour reveals that the Government has spent £500,000 losing clean air court cases.

5th Apr 2018
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Fall in plastic bags found in UK seas linked to bag charge

Tough measures still needed to turn tide of plastic pollution

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The United Resistance campaign press release: 3 months of love and defiance

A 100 Women March on Tuesday 3 April 2018 marks the beginning of a three-month sustained campaign against fracking in Lancashire and beyond.

2nd Apr 2018
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Accepting hormone-treated beef to secure Australian trade deal would betray green Brexit pledges

Responding to reports that the Australian government may insist on the UK accepting hormone-treated beef as part of a trade deal between the two nations, Friends of the Earth campaigner Kierra Box said: “Ministers promised that UK standards on animal … Continue reading

1st Apr 2018
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Government announces bottle deposit scheme

Michael Gove MP has proposed a new scheme which aims to increase the recycling of drinks containers.

28th Mar 2018
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Up to 38% of all annual childhood asthma cases in Bradford may be caused by air pollution

Friends of the Earth reacts to to new research led by the University of Leeds which highlights the impact of traffic-related air pollution on childhood asthma.

27th Mar 2018
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Secretary of State says no to damaging opencast mine in Northumberland

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid, has today announced his decision to reject plans for an opencast coal mine at Druridge Bay, on the Northumberland coastline. He concluded that “overall the scheme would have an … Continue reading

23rd Mar 2018
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Easter egg firms still failing to crack plastic-free packaging

Too many Easter eggs still contain unnecessary plastic packaging – despite huge public concern about the impact of plastic pollution on wildlife and our environment.

20th Mar 2018
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Green Summit: Campaigners call on council leaders to back the Mayor’s climate plan

Manchester Friends of the Earth are calling on the ten Greater Manchester council leaders to publicly support the Mayor’s climate plan ahead of the Green Summit on Wednesday 21st March. [1]

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Joint Committee Air Quality Report: Friends of the Earth reaction

Friends of the Earth submitted evidence as part of an enquiry into air quality; showing the need for the UK to adhere to World Health Organisation standards for clean air, and for a new Clean Air Act fit for the … Continue reading

15th Mar 2018
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Greater Manchester Pension Fund lags behind other major cities on climate change

Climate change campaigners are claiming a partial victory in their campaign for the Greater Manchester Pension Fund (GMPF) to dump its investments in climate damaging fossil fuel companies – but they say GMPF is doing too little too late.

14th Mar 2018
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Consultation: taxes & charges have important role to play in tackling plastic pollution scourge

Ministers must aim to phase-out all but the safest and most essential plastics

13th Mar 2018
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Government response to MPs’ report on disposable coffee cups

Government commitment to tackling coffee cup waste is all froth and little substance

9th Mar 2018
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Discover why women will save the planet this International Women’s Day

When women have a seat at the table, we all benefi. Learn why we can’t fix climate change without fixing gender equality, and hear from some of the key women leading the charge for both, in the 2nd edition of … Continue reading

8th Mar 2018
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