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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.

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LGA responds to reintroduction of Environment Bill

“National climate change expectations and air quality targets are unlikely to be met unless councils are given long-term funding, devolved powers and easier access to complex government funding pots."

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LGA responds to indoor air pollution report

"Good air quality is vital for our health and wellbeing and councils, who are already leading the way in tackling air pollution, will take on board any good practice guidance that helps continue to protect vulnerable people and keep them safe."

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LGA responds to Centre for Cities air pollution report

Councils want to work with the Government to reduce the impact of harmful emissions on the health of our communities, but for air quality plans to be successful, they need to be underpinned by local flexibility and sufficient funding.

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LGA responds to British Heart Foundation air pollution warning

“For air quality plans to be successful, they need to be underpinned by local flexibility and sufficient funding, while issues around resourcing and capacity also need to be addressed."