Nearly half of all incidents of fly-tipping reported by local authorities are taking place in the Liverpool area.
The Chancellor has announced plans to tax flights and reduce VAT on energy-efficient products as part of a bundle of new environmental policies.
The Environment Agency is planning to introduce a more streamlined permit scheme to regulate waste management.
The recycling of unused timber is to be deregulated to remove obstacles which make reuse more difficult.
The European Union has been quizzing representatives from major powers on their plans for tackling climate change in a post-Kyoto world.
Massive discrepancies in the performance of different European countries and a lack of information sharing are hampering progress in achieving a healthy environment across the continent.
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