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The Food Waste Champion, consultation launched to protect our urban trees, and how 2018 was a good year for animal welfare

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We look at coverage of the Food Waste Champion, the launch of the consultation to protect our urban trees, and how 2018 was a good year for animal welfare.

Friday 27 April: Pesticides, electric shock collars and Secretary of State at the Sustainable Food Trust

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In today's blog we look at the Secretary of State's support for British food produce at the Sustainable Food Trust conference, EU restrictions on neonicotinoid pesticides and a number of other topics.

Monday 26 March: Floating pennywort, plastic bottle deposit return schemes and an updated welfare code for meat chickens

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Lord Gardiner clearing pennywort

Lord Gardiner removes floating pennywort for Invasive Species Week The Biosecurity Minister Lord Gardiner visited Little Britain lake near Hillingdon today (26 March) as part of Invasive Species Week. There has been coverage in the Daily Telegraph, The Sun, the …

Monday 12 March: Litter Innovation Fund, Northern Forest, fur imports, Ofwat review and shock collars

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On the blog today we look at Government funding for innovative projects to tackle litter louts, the planting of the first tree of the Northern Forest and a letter from celebrities calling on Government to ban fur imports post-Brexit. We also look at Ofwat's review into last week’s water outages across England and Wales and the Government’s plans to launch a consultation on banning electric shock collars on cats and dogs.