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LGA: Over a million new green jobs could be created by 2050

Nearly 700,000 direct jobs could be created in England’s low-carbon and renewable energy economy by 2030, rising to more than 1.18 million by 2050, the Local Government Association reveals today in a new report.

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Coronavirus: LGA responds to Government guidance on reopening waste and recycling centres

“Councils are keen to open household waste and recycling centres as soon as practicable."

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Coronavirus: LGA responds to new waste service guidance

"As this new guidance rightly recognises, decisions on waste and recycling services must always be based on local circumstances."

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LGA responds to ADEPT’s survey on coronavirus impact on council waste services

“This survey shows that most council-run general waste and recycling kerbside collection services are operating as normal, which is testament to the sterling work of refuse workers rising to the challenge during the coronavirus crisis."

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Budget 2020: LGA responds to plastic packaging tax Budget announcement

"This announcement is a step in the right direction towards reducing unnecessary plastic ending up in our environment."

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LGA: Mandatory mattress recycling needs imposing on manufacturers to reduce fly-tipping

More than 33,000 mattresses - the equivalent height of almost 20 Empire State buildings if stacked on top of each other - were illegally dumped across England between 2018 and 2019, the Local Government Association reveals today.

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LGA responds to Air Team report on air pollution

Cllr David Renard, the Local Government Association’s environment spokesman, responds to a report by the Air Team, which found more than a quarter of children’s sports grounds analysed in five UK cities have dangerous air pollution.

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LGA responds to BHF report on air pollution

“Councils want to work with the Government to reduce harmful emissions, and have introduced a range of measures to tackle air pollution, such as Clean Air Zones, encouraging the use of electric vehicles with recharging points and promoting cycling."

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LGA responds to ban on sale of new petrol and diesel cars

"It is good that the Government is planning to bring forward the ban on selling new petrol and diesel cars and the switch to cleaner vehicles."

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Child car seats need to be recycled by manufacturers to stop landfill scandal

Manufacturers need to recycle their own child car seats and offer take-back services to help stop nearly all of them being “scandalously” landfilled.