Producers of plastic packaging who do not make enough recyclable material should face a new tax, the Government proposed as it launched a consultation on its plans to overhaul Britain’s waste system.
Millions of pieces of throwaway plastic will be saved from landfill in a new campaign by Fife Council.
Striking pupils from across Scotland have walked out of classes to join climate change protests.
A passionate crowd of school children have demonstrated in Belfast to demand action on climate change.
Thousands of children have gone on strike from school to instead join protests calling for more global action on climate change. Youth Strike 4 Climate protests are taking place across Britain, inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg’s weekly demonstrations outside her nation’s parliament to urge leaders to tackle the issue.
Nicola Sturgeon has backed youngsters who are skipping school to take part in climate change protests, describing their actions as a “cause for optimism in an often dark world”.
A new organisation has been launched to fight legal cases on behalf of wildlife against public bodies over failures to look after species or habitats.
Introducing a workplace parking levy could help Scotland cut emissions, improve public health and raises additional cash for public transport, supporters have claimed.
More than 170 acres of land rich in fungi have been protected with the designation of two new sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs).
The Scottish Government is investing an additional £713,000 to help prevent the “utter devastation” that can be caused by flooding.