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Chris Packham - The People's Walk for Wildlife - 22nd September 2018, London

On 22nd September we’re joining renowned naturalist and BBC Springwatch presenter Chris Packham for his People’s Walk For Wildlife – one of the biggest events of the year for anyone who cares about wildlife.

Whether you’re able to come or not (sorry everyone outside London!), Chris has recorded a message for us to pass on to you, to say thanks for the support.

It’s up to all of us to stand up for our wildlife. Whether you love bees, butterflies, birds, or just like spending time in the natural world, this family-friendly walk is a chance to show just how important wildlife is to all of us. And to send a message to decision makers that we want thriving nature in our lives.

The walk starts at 1pm, but we’ll be at our stall near the Reformers’ Tree, Hyde Park, from 10am. So if you can make it along please come and say hi, grab one of our animal masks and bird whistles, and enjoy the walk. Chris is hoping to see as many colourful wildlife costumes and banners as possible so if you’d rather make your own please get creative.

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The Trump administration has rescinded an Obama-era ban on the use of pesticides linked to declining bee populations and the cultivation of genetically modified crops in dozens of national wildlife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