The Environment Secretary addressed farmers, landowners and other stakeholders at the annual NFU Conference in Birmingham today. Speaking alongside NFU President Minette Batters, he reiterated our commitment to maintain high standards of British food production, animal welfare and environmental standards as the UK leaves the EU.
In today's blog: World leaders urged to join the fight on plastics with Government consultation on straws, cotton buds and stirrers ban
In today's blog we cover Michael Gove's call on the sports industry to tackle plastic pollution, Costa Coffee's recycling pledge and bridging payments.
Today's blog covers the discovery of a new plastic eating enzyme, Michael Gove's appearance on the One Show, fishing quotas and electric shock collars
On the blog today we summarise coverage of the Prime Minister's announcement on the Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance.
On the blog today we look at coverage on wild animals in circuses, look into Green Brexit's environmental benefits and review coverage of a Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee report.
On the blog today we look at a report that volunteer beach cleaners in Cornwall discovered a 1980s crisp packet and a 1950s washing up liquid bottle.
On the blog today we look at the use of disposable cups in the NHS and central government and coverage of Ofwat's plans for reform in the water sector.
On the blog today we look at coverage of our call for evidence for a potential ban on live animal exports for slaughter and feature Michael Gove's speech on future farming policies.
On the blog today we cover an announcement on UK action for coral reef, and look into Thames Water compensation following the big freeze last month.
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 …