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Wednesday, 10 January 2018 11:03

5p plastic bag charge extended to all retailers

CPRE is pleased to hear that the 5p charge for plastic bags in all major retailers, which has seen huge success since it was introduced in 2015, will now be extended to all small shops. Prime Minister Theresa May is set to make the announcement tomorrow, when delivering the Government's…
Friday, 05 January 2018 00:01

CPRE welcomes coffee cup recommendations

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) welcomes today’s clear recommendation from the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) that the UK Government should continue to use economic measures to reduce packaging and increase recycling. The EAC is recommending a 25p charge on disposable coffee cups in its new report, Disposable packaging:…
CPRE welcomes Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s announcement today (4 January) that the current subsidy regime for farmers, in which most payments are related to the amount of land owned, will be replaced by a scheme focused on public benefits and enhancing the countryside. CPRE made the case for this in…
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is delighted by the recommendation from the Environmental Audit Committee that the UK Government should introduce a deposit return scheme (DRS) for plastic bottles, to help increase recycling and curb the devastation caused by plastic waste. The recommendation comes from the Committee’s new report,…
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and Friends of the Earth (FoE) have condemned moves by fracking company Ineos to remove local decision-making powers from councils in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire. Ineos, who applied earlier this year to drill exploratory wells near Eckington in Derbyshire and Harthill in Rotherham,…
Iceland and the Co-op have become the first supermarkets to publicly back a UK-wide deposit return system (DRS) for drinks containers as a way to tackle plastic pollution in the countryside and oceans. The announcement follows a survey of major UK supermarkets and their views on the introduction of a…
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 15:46

Budget: CPRE comment

Measures to promote the better use of urban land, particularly high quality high density development, while committing to continued Green Belt protection, mean CPRE gives a cautious welcome to today’s Budget.
Responding to the publication of the NIC’s Oxford-Cambridge Corridor Report, Partnering for Prosperity, CPRE’s Senior Infrastructure Campaigner Daniel Carey-Dawes said: “Today’s report will be met with real concern by all those who care for the natural environment. There are elements of the study, which we welcome, including the joined up…
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 16:52

Response to PM speech

In response to the Prime Minister’s speech today at Conservative Party Conference, Tom Fyans, Director of Campaigns and Policy at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) said: “We welcome the Prime Minister’s pledge that she intends to get the Government back into the business of building houses again. “But…

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