Should there be a bottle deposit scheme in the UK?

Yes. We're way past all the other alternatives. Put a price on the head of plastic bottles, and guess what? Fewer bottles will find their way into our oceans. In an ideal world, manufacturers would use fewer single-use plastic formats. I can't see that happening without significant pressure - here's why: Delivering products through the … Continue reading Should there be a bottle deposit scheme in the UK?

Should urban developers be forced to contribute to nature’s recovery in the UK?

By Simon H King With one in seven of the UK's wildlife species at risk of *extinction should property developers be encouraged (or forced) to contribute to nature's recovery? (*State of Nature report, 2016). 'The natural world needs our help as never before,' warns Sir David Attenborough in the forward to the State of Nature … Continue reading Should urban developers be forced to contribute to nature’s recovery in the UK?

Our wildlife is in ‘crisis’ – ‘56% of UK species are in decline’ and ‘165 species are considered Critically Endangered in Great Britain’

Our wildlife is in ‘crisis’ according to a new report launched this month entitled the State of Nature, which brings together data and expertise from over 50 organisations (including BTO, RSPB, WWF, ZSL, National Trust, Woodland Trust, Butterfly Conservation et al). Britain’s wildlife is in ‘crisis’ as ‘56% of UK species are in decline’ and … Continue reading Our wildlife is in ‘crisis’ – ‘56% of UK species are in decline’ and ‘165 species are considered Critically Endangered in Great Britain’

The State of Nature 2016: One in 10 UK wildlife species faces extinction

Over 50 wildlife organisations have compiled a stock take (The State of Nature Report) of all our native wildlife and it reveals that more than one in ten of all the species assessed are under threat of disappearing from our shores altogether. In Scotland, one in every 11 species assessed is at risk of becoming … Continue reading The State of Nature 2016: One in 10 UK wildlife species faces extinction