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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 …

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. …

Monday 12 February: Food and drink exports, forestry, lobster welfare, plastics across the Royal Estates, and air pollution from wood burners

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In today's blog, we look at the boom in UK food and drink exports, Farming Today's forestry week, lobster welfare, the Royal Household's plans to tackle plastic, and air pollution from woodburning stoves.

Monday 22 January: Deposit return schemes, flood defences and recycling waste

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Litter Strategy working group and deposit return schemes The Times has today anticipated findings from a working group examining measures to reduce littering and increase recycling of drinks containers in England, including deposit and reward and return schemes.” It was …