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Why is environment missing from the Brexit plan?
Theresa May has set out a "comprehensive and carefully considered" plan to leave the EU. But there has been no word on the environment from the prime minister in relation to Brexit and it is not mentioned in the plan, so the government is falling short of its aim to be comprehensive.

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Industrial strategy: where UK and US economic plans diverge
In its commitment to clean growth, the UK's new industrial strategy is in sharp contrast to President Trump's rolling back on this agenda. This is a great start, but the government needs to look beyond potential for cost reduction and use the strategy to build UK competitive advantage in low carbon and resource efficiency into key sectors.

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We must tell the truth to safeguard the environment
Former chair of the Environment Agency, Chris Smith, says that, if experts are afraid to speak up, our environmental protections could be chipped away during the Brexit process.  

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What the government should do with the housing white paper
The government’s housing white paper is due out soon. It's a chance to build a national consensus in support of more and better house building.  But, says Shaun Spiers, it will get things badly wrong if it doesn't address concerns about how the current system is failing.

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Publications
Getting it right from the start 
Although the UK is a world leader in creating novel materials, our new study, out today, highlights we could be storing up problems for the future and missing economic opportunities if they are not developed with recycling and reuse in mind. 

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Why a successful industrial strategy will be low carbon and resource efficient 
We've set out the strong case, in a short set of slides and animated infographic, for low carbon and resource efficiency to be key underpinning principles of the new industrial strategy.

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Recycling reset
UK recycling is stalling. The system is inconsistent and local councils unfairly bear the brunt of the costs. This report, the fourth from the Circular Economy Task Force, gives examples from other countries of systems that work better. We identify how policy should change to improve UK recycling.

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Project news
New partners 
We are pleased to announce new partners on our 'New markets for land and nature' project with the National Trust. They are the Crown Estate, Interserve, United Utilities and Wessex Water.
Green Alliance news
New Treasurer wanted
We are looking for someone with strong financial skills and an understanding of charities to join our board as honorary treasurer.

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Welcome back
Two members of staff have just returned from maternity leave. We are delighted to welcome back Tamsin Cooper, who has returned as acting director (strategy), and Faye Scott, who is returning to her role as Green Alliance's head of research.

 
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