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News report: Guarded welcome for Environment Act 2021 – but issues remain, say campaigners

Words: Simon Wicks

The Environment Act 2021, which became law on 10 November during COP26, has been greeted largely as a victory by campaigners, environmental groups, planners and others working in the built environment – but with the message that more must follow.

Announcing the act, the government described it as “world-leading” and said that it would clean up the air, restore habitats, increase biodiversity, reduce waste, halt species decline, tackle deforestation and make better use of resources.It would, the government said, “help us transition to a more circular economy, incentivising people to recycle more, encouraging businesses to create........
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