Environmental news

1 June 2023

Suffolk’s small businesses are leading the way

More Suffolk businesses than ever before are making a clear and visible statement of their commitment to reducing environmental impacts. Small businesses in particular are showing exemplary efforts to make changes in the face of the climate emergency.

25 May 2023

Suffolk residents urged to #ShakeItOut and keep recycling clean, dry and loose

A campaign encouraging people in Suffolk to shake out their plastic bags and not to put them in their recycling bins is underway.

2 May 2023

Free compost, a hot competition and cheap bins to help green fingered residents

As part of International Compost Awareness Week (from Saturday 6 May), Suffolk Waste Partnership is supporting several initiatives aiming to help residents get composting.

17 March 2023

25 by 25: Suffolk's challenge to businesses to tackle the climate emergency

The launch of the ’25 by 25’ campaign sees Suffolk businesses urged to pledge a 25 percent reduction in their carbon emissions by 2025.

13 March 2023

100 public electric vehicle charging points for West Suffolk

West Suffolk Council has signed a deal that will see around 100 new fast and rapid public charging electric vehicle (EV) points on council owned land this year.

13 March 2023

Council looking out for hedgehogs

Workers at West Suffolk Council are taking up a Haverhill lady’s call to avoid accidentally injuring hedgehogs.

8 March 2023

Suffolk’s Creating The Greenest County Awards: Winners announced

Communities and organisations from across West Suffolk have seen their commitment to the environment celebrated today at Suffolk County Council’s Creating The Greenest County 2023 Awards.

28 February 2023

Suffolk's exemplary commitment to retrofitting homes

Commendable efforts are being made across Suffolk to ensure the retrofit of energy inefficient homes. While the Warm Homes Suffolk initiative is ensuring that the most vulnerable households receive support, the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership is tackling the shortage of trained installers in the county.

14 February 2023

First look inside pioneering vertical farm which will strengthen UK’s food security

A first glimpse has been given into a pioneering vertical farm with technology capable of growing high volumes of sustainably produced food and supporting the UK’s drive towards self-sufficiency.

7 December 2022

Second year for Environmental award for work with residents and businesses

Environmental work to help residents and businesses cut carbon emissions and save money, has seen West Suffolk Council win an award for the second year running.