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Friday 6 April: Action against plastic waste, the Minamata Convention on mercury and Minister Coffey's visit to Uganda

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On the blog today we look at the UK's ratification of the Minamata Convention, the various actions that industry are taking to reduce plastic waste and Minister Coffey's visit to East Africa. UK ratifies global treaty to reduce the use …

Thursday 5 April: Trust Your Vet, the impact of 5p bag charge on our oceans, air quality legal fees

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On the blog today we look at the launch of the campaign which urges people to trust their vets on the use of antibiotics, the news that plastic pollution in UK seas has fallen since the introduction of the 5p …

Tuesday 3 April: UK ban on ivory sales, crackdown on litter louts, an increase in UK chocolate exports and a new livestock service

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On the blog today we look at our announcement that the UK will be introducing a ban on ivory sales, our work to crackdown on littler louts, an 84% rise in UK chocolate exports and a new Livestock Information Service. …

Thursday 29 March: Funding for national parks, support for recycling package, #StirCrazy campaign and oceans event

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On today's blog we look at a restoration grant for historic buildings in National Parks, UK support for the Circular Economy Package, the Environment Secretary supporting the #StirCrazy campaign and the oceans event at the Natural History Museum. Funding for …