Only a small percentage of household waste collected by local councils and sent for recycling, composting or reuse is rejected for being the wrong kind of material, Government figures have revealed.
A campaign has been launched to cut the noise pollution from dispersal devices targeted at teenagers.
Plans to ban the public from buying toxic paint strippers and restrict their use in industry have been drawn up by European Union chiefs.
There is a 25% chance of a severe heatwave hitting Britain by summer 2017 - potentially killing more than 6,000 people - a group of scientists have warned.
Demand for greener construction materials has been growing, but until now developers and builders have not been able to ensure the credibility of the recycled material they have purchased.
People in Northern Ireland are particularly concerned about the environment, and wish to see business acting to fight climate change.
Few corners of the world's oceans are now untouched by humans and 40% of the marine world has been heavily affected by activities such as fishing, climate change and pollution, according to researchers.
A Government policy to create flagship green towns fails to make room for ecology, wildlife campaigners have warned.
Irish medical professionals have been urged to consider ways they can reduce their carbon footprints.
Septic tanks pose a major threat to the environment, according to Mike Norton, technical director of wastewater treatment plant manufacturer Klargester. Natasha Wiseman found out more about his concerns and why a new British Standard will help address the issues
After 12 years, the Environment Industry Commission's message on climate change finally seems to be getting through, writes the organisation's director, Merlin Hyman. But there is still a lack of ambition
Water companies are looking forward this month to publication of a new national water strategy. Barrie Clarke outlines the benefits of a pathway that tries to involve people and organisations rather than pursue individual economic or environmental goals
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