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Scale of ‘packaging waste mountain’ to be climbed means legally-binding targets are essential – warn charities

Published on: 22 February 2018

Responding to new waste and recycling figures published by DEFRA, Eighteen environmental groups (co-ordinated by Wildlife and Countryside Link) are warning that the UK Government must set ambitious and legally binding targets to deal with our growing ‘packaging waste mountain.’

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Michael Gove’s hand in glove approach on farming and the environment is welcome

Published on: 20 February 2018

Link's response to Michael Gove's 'Brighter future for farming' speech at the NFU Conference speech 2018.

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UK leads the way to halt alarming number of EU fishing fleet dolphin deaths

Published on: 8 February 2018

UK marine campaigning charities, with EU counterparts are urging the French, Spanish and Irish Governments to take urgent action to cut alarming numbers of dolphin and porpoise deaths

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Forty animal charities call for Government to put words into action on Post-Brexit animal welfare

Published on: 16 January 2018

Government urged to take action on cruel puppy trade, live farm animal exports, foie gras and fur imports, farm subsidies and severe animal experiments to ensure UK can maintain its role as pioneer for animals as Britain exits EU.

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Environment charities welcome 25 Year Environment Plan, but an Environment Act needs to secure its success

Published on: 11 January 2018

The Prime Minister’s commitments on the environment and the UK Government’s long awaited 25 Year Environment Plan - launched today - have been welcomed by a coalition of 31 organisations represented by Wildlife and Countryside Link.

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The weight of 3.3 million penguins in plastic waste – UK’s Christmas gift to the environment

Published on: 19 December 2017

UK environment and animal welfare charities are calling for: businesses to slash wasteful packaging; governments across the four nations to commit to a raft of strong measures to tackle plastic pollution in the New Year; and for the public to help cut the plague of plastic pollution this Christmas by using less and recycling more.

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Wildlife crimes going unpunished without proper reporting

Published on: 26 November 2017

Crimes against wildlife are going unpunished, as crime figures aren’t properly recorded and assessed, warns a wildlife coalition as it launches a new report.

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Environment groups welcome plastic pollution plans but urge caution on homes planning

Published on: 15 November 2017

Environment groups have today welcomed the Chancellor’s commitment to investigate charges for single use plastics. This has the potential to make a big environmental impact, as plastic bag charges have shown, with a more than 80% fall in bags being handed out by retailers since charges were introduced.

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Quotes on Withdrawal Bill

Published on: 15 November 2017

Additional Link member quotes on relating to environmental and animal welfare principles post-Brexit.

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Government creating gaping Brexit environmental legal loopholes warn charities

Published on: 15 November 2017

A major coalition of twenty-eight environment and wildlife organisations are today warning that despite welcome commitments on environmental protections, the UK Government could still create loopholes in environmental law as part of the Brexit transition. This could have damaging consequences for the environment and animal welfare.

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