Latest papers from the Natural Capital Committee say that the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan Progress Report “does not tell us much about whether and to what extent there has been progress”. Failures include no assessment of whether the environment has improved and no assessment of outcomes. The Committee says that there is an urgent […]

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The UK Governments’ reasonable worst-case planning assumptions under a no deal Brexit were published in the ‘Operation Yellowhammer’ papers last week. On the question of fisheries, they estimate that up to 282 EU and EEA nations fishing vessels could enter illegally, or already be fishing in UK waters on day one.  Up to 129 vessels […]

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Plastic pollution of the marine environment, of which food and drink packaging is a significant contributor, has captured public interest over the past two years, and the Government has set out its ambitions to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste by the end of 2042. In the backlash against plastic, other materials are being increasingly used as […]

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