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Design in the Public Sector programme applications open

Councils in England are set to benefit from this year’s Design in the Public Sector programme which is themed on tackling climate change.

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LGA responds to EFRA Committee on COVID-19 and food supply

“The economic impacts of coronavirus are likely to be felt in many households for some time to come, and it is vital that we continue to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, nutritious food."

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LGA and UKSSD launch Sustainable Development Guide for councils

“Local government can play a key role in driving a sustainable recovery that meets the needs of local communities and businesses."

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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 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."