On today's blog we welcome Lord Benyon who has today been appointed as a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Defra.
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Today we look at coverage of our announcements on the new 10p single-use carrier bag charge and consultation launch on consistent recycling collections in England.
The UK government is committed to protecting the marine environment, domestically and internationally. This ambition for healthy seas is set out in our 25 year Environment Plan.
People with log burners and open fires can still use them, but will be required to buy cleaner alternatives, rather than wet wood or coal.
In today's blog, we look at coverage following yesterday’s conclusion of fisheries negotiations with Norway.
There was a positive feature piece in the Guardian this Saturday on the government’s wastewater monitoring programme, which is led by the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC), as part of NHS Test and Trace, in collaboration with Defra, the Environment Agency and other partners.
In today's blog, we look at coverage following yesterday’s evidence session to the Environmental Audit Committee inquiry on water quality in rivers.
This blog looks at coverage of Natural England’s most comprehensive study to date on the impact that different UK habitats can have in taking carbon out of the atmosphere and helping us hit net zero by 2050.
In today’s blog, we respond to calls from campaigners who want to see higher charges for so-called ‘bags for life’.
This afternoon’s blog looks at media coverage of the recently launched Seal Alliance campaign backed by Defra to help protect globally important seal populations.
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Defra in the Media is run by the Defra group Press Office and is our review of Defra group stories in the news.
The blog features a review of our leading media stories, rebuttal of inaccurate comment, and updates about our campaigns and stories.
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