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Trump administration lifts ban on pesticides linked to declining bee numbers

Environmentalists say lifting the restriction poses a grave threat to pollinating insects

The Trump administration has rolled back a series of Obama-era environmental restrictions. Photograph: Larry W. Smith/EPA

Published on The Guardian website on 4th August 2018

 

The Trump administration has rescinded an Obama-era ban on the use of pesticides linked to declining bee populations and the cultivation of genetically modified crops in dozens of national wildlife refuges where farming is permitted.

Environmentalists, who had sued to bring about the two-year-old ban, said on Friday that lifting the restriction poses a grave threat to pollinating insects and other sensitive creatures relying on toxic-free habitats afforded by wildlife refuges.

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Plastic food pots and trays are often unrecyclable, say councils

Councils are sending two thirds of plastic food tubs and trays to landfill. GETTY IMAGES

Published on the BBC News website on the 4th April 2018
Story by Matt McGrath, Environmental Correspondent

 

Most of the plastic food containers that householders wash out after use and put in the recycling bin cannot actually be recycled, it has emerged.

The mixture of plastics used in many yogurt pots, ready meal trays and other containers limits the ability of councils to recycle them.

The Local Government Association says that only a third can be reused. The rest get sent to landfill.

The plastics industry said it was committed to reducing waste.

The British Plastics Federation said firms needed a financial incentive to choose more recyclable plastics.

The LGA says the government should consider a ban on low-grade plastics.

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How Portsmouth and Southampton are teaming up in the fight against plastic waste

Plastic waste has become an increasingly serious issue.

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 25th July 2018
Story by David George

 

A FREE event at the University of Portsmouth will see the city join up with Southampton in the ongoing battle against plastic waste.

The event, called See Bin, Sea Change, is being held on Sunday at the university’s Portland Building in Portland Street – to raise awareness of the ongoing plastic pollution issue that faces our oceans.

The News is backing the Final Straw Solent’s campaign against plastic.

From 10am-4pm there will be talks from experts from the University of Portsmouth and University of Southampton explaining how we are detecting micro plastics in our food chain and in the environment, and how we can avoid single use plastic in our lives.

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