We’ve reduced plastic bag waste – let’s do the same for coffee cup waste and recycle takeaway coffee cups. Coffee chains are being hypocritcal when they claim their cups are recyclable.
Did you know up to 2.5 billion coffee cups are chucked away every year? That’s a lot of forest going in the bin. And while some cafes do their bit to promote re-usable and recyclable cups, action is needed to … Continue reading
Commenting on news that the government will review a decision on the Hinkley Point nuclear project in Somerset, Mike Childs, Friends of the Earth campaigner, said: “The Government’s brake on Hinkley C is an opportunity to do the right and popular thing … Continue reading
The Love Your Bike to the Stretford Public Realm consultation focussed on three main sections: 1) Air pollution in the proposed scheme area 2) Proposed cycling facilities 3) Pedestrian / cycle crossings and removal of subway crossings.
The European Union uses more than its fair share of global land, with high environmental and social impacts. In 2010, the amount of land used to satisfy our consumption, solely of agricultural goods and services, amounted to 269 million hectares. … Continue reading
We do not support the building of new nuclear power plants in the UK. The UK is blessed with huge resources of renewable energy such as offshore wind, tidal and solar. According to independent experts, these can provide all the … Continue reading
As ban on British beef is lifted, protection from US hormone treated beef must remain – says Friends of the Earth
As it is announced that the US ban on importing British red meat – which was introduced following the BSE crisis known as “mad cow” disease – is to be lifted after 20 years, Friends of the Earth argues that … Continue reading
A new study from the University of Bern has shown that two neonicotinoid insecticides may have inadvertent contraceptive effects on male honey bees. Responding to the study, Dave Timms, Friends of the Earth bee campaigner, said: “This study is yet … Continue reading
Bewildered by bee hotels? Paul Hetherington from Buglife offers some simple advice. Since the Bee Cause campaign began, we’ve heard from so many of you nature-lovers who are eager to learn more about helping bees and creating bee-friendly habitats. As … Continue reading
The country’s shift to a low-carbon economy has stalled, industrialisation of the countryside has sped up – and last week, just hours into her new job as prime minister, Theresa May blew a chill wind over hopes of anything different … Continue reading
From today until the end of the year, EU countries will rely on importing fish from outside of the EU to meet fish demand. This means, as a bloc, our own production only supplies enough fish for just over half … Continue reading
Reacting to news that DECC has been abolished, Friends of the Earth CEO Craig Bennett said: “This is shocking news. Less than a day into the job and it appears that the new Prime Minister has already downgraded action to … Continue reading
The motion on Fracking below was passed by Bury Council on Wednesday, 13th July, 2016.
Friends of the Earth is one of over 80 organisations representing the health and long-term interests of millions of British citizens who have today written to David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.
Fossil Free Greater Manchester is not persuaded by Greater Manchester Pension Fund that its strategy for a low carbon economy can work. And we continue to draw attention to the risks to pensions of continuing to hold fossil fuel investments.
The Manchester Friends of the Earth Open July heard from Heike an active member of the Stop TTIP campaign about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The current focus of the campaign is … Continue reading
Theresa May will be the next Conservative Party leader Responding to today’s news that Theresa May will be the next leader of the Conservative Party, Friends of the Earth’s senior political campaigner Liz Hutchins said: “Theresa May has the opportunity to … Continue reading
First they hid it, now they are trying to ignore it. The government has been trying to keep an independent report on fracking by the Committee on Climate Change a secret. But they have finally published it after more than 100,000 people demanded … Continue reading
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Along with local residents’ group, Frack Free Ryedale, we have applied today to the High Court for a judicial review of North Yorkshire County Council’s decision to allow fracking near the North Yorks Moors National Park.