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Plea to ‘save Hampshire’s wildlife’ as stats reveal decline in birds and garden creatures

A nightingale

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 17th December 2018

Story by Byron Melton

ENVIRONMENTALISTS are urging councils to promote the enhancement of their biodiversity in future planning policy in a bid to ‘save Hampshire’s wildlife’.

Pleas from Havant Friends of the Earth and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust come as statistics lay bare the rate at which species of birds have declined across the county.

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Campaigners urge businesses to sign up to free water bottle refill scheme

The Refill sticker businesses can put in their window

Published in the Portsmouth News on the 2nd November 2018
Story by Byron Melton

 

HUNDREDS of businesses in Havant could benefit by joining a free water bottle refill scheme.

That’s the message from campaigners who are throwing their weight behind the smartphone application Refill in the fight against single-use plastics.

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Plastic recycling crisis as first council plans to tell households to bin plastic

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Published on The Telegraph website on the 18th October 2018
Story by Katie Morley, Consumer Affairs Editor

 

The first council in the UK has said it is planning to tell residents to stop recycling mixed plastic, sparking fears that years of progress on reducing black bag waste is on the verge of going into reverse.

It comes as the Environment Agency is understood to be investigating the plastics recycling industry over claims that millions of tonnes of plastic is never actually recycled, meaning consumers may have been wasting time separating plastic waste.

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