Thousands of tonnes of e-waste sent to Nigeria illegally each year

At least 15,400 metric tonnes of broken electronic equipment was sent to Nigeria between 2015 and 2016 in violation of international law, a two-year study has found.

Electronics | Waste | EU | 20 April 2018

“Extreme” heatwave kills 30% of Great Barrier Reef coral

An extended marine heatwave between March and November 2016 resulted in a “catastrophic” 30% reduction of living corals in the Great Barrier Reef, scientists have found.

19 April 2018

UK government plans ban on plastic straws

The sale of plastic straws, drink stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds will be banned in England subject to a consultation later this year, the UK government has confirmed.

19 April 2018


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A plastic pestilence

Waste to wealth

Could China’s ban on the import of certain types of plastic waste present an opportunity for other nations to profit? Dr Uche Okere reports

6 April 2018
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Breaking with tradition

Louise Pryor tells Chris Seekings how actuaries are advising the financial world to make sustainable decisions, facilitating a global shift towards a low-carbon economy

6 April 2018
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Position of power: global energy

Gail Tverberg on why our global energy problem comes down to quantity rather than quality.

6 April 2018


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Avoid appearing 'plastic' on sustainability

Awareness of the issues associated with plastic waste is at an all-time high. Those improving sustainability and environmental performance will never have a better opportunity to present their case 

Pollution & Waste Management | 29 March 2018

Case law: Appeal dismissed for wind farm

The secretary of state refused an application for a development consent order for the construction of a wind farm near a special protection area that supported breeding pairs of red kites.

28 March 2018

In court: Contractors fined £180,000 over diesel spill

Two contractors saw a combined fine of £180,000 levied against them after a diesel spill.


28 March 2018

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Get free feedback on your CPD

IEMA is about to start the spring round of continuing professional development (CPD) sampling; this is where we select a proportion of members and ask to see evidence of their 2017/18 CPD to ensure that their learning is on track, and that they’re helping to uphold our high standards. 

28 March 2018
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Remain within REACH, says Environmental Policy Forum

As the House of Lords debated the future of chemical regulation post-Brexit, the Environmental Policy Forum (EPF), which includes IEMA, expressed concerns and issued strong recommendations.

28 March 2018

Help make history: critical member vote on Chartership at May EGM

IEMA is set to embark on some exciting plans during 2018 – and members’ input is absolutely critical in transforming the plans into reality. 

28 March 2018

IEMA moves towards gaining chartered status

During 2013’s member consultation which explored the direction IEMA should take up to 2020, members called for IEMA to work towards becoming a chartered body to support global promotion and recognition of the environment & sustainability profession.

21 February 2018

New fellows appointed at the start of 2018

The IEMA Fellows network continues to grow, with the appointment of eight FIEMAs during January and February.

22 February 2018

Sustainability savings could unlock justice efficiencies

A report on sustainability in the UK’s Ministry of Justice makes for “dismal reading” but does show how efficiencies could be achieved, says IEMA.


22 February 2018
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