Pollution

Air pollution in local authority areas spreadsheet

01 Oct 202252 kB XLSX file

This spreadsheet lists the number and proportion of very high air pollution neighbourhoods grouped by local authority area. It includes data on NO2, PM10 and PM2.5 levels in comparison with World Health Organization guidelines. Download the spreadsheet for more information.

Air pollution and schools spreadsheet

01 Oct 2022120 kB XLSX file

This spreadsheet lists the schools that are in neighbourhoods with very high air pollution, grouped by local authority area. Download the spreadsheet for more information.

Which neighbourhoods have the worst air pollution?

01 Oct 2022

Air pollution poses a serious threat to lives and livelihoods. Find out which neighbourhoods in England and Wales have the highest levels of air pollution and how the impacts of dirty air are unfairly distributed across society.

When will the government act to halt plastic pollution?

Camilla Zerr01 Dec 2021

Camilla Zerr, Plastics campaigner reflects on the current crisis and government’s slow progress in facing up to the plastics reduction challenge.

“Immediately halt any new extraction projects” in the UK, authors of landmark study reveal

Steve Pye, Dan Welsby, James Price, Paul Ekins and Danny Gross15 Oct 2021

Friends of the Earth interview the authors of the milestone academic study that estimates how much oil, fossil methane gas and coal needs to remain in the ground. They reveal that new fossil fuel extraction projects in the UK are incompatible with limiting global heating to 1.5 degrees.

Ending plastic pollution – briefing

19 Mar 2020

Friends of the Earth's briefing on how to end plastic pollution.

Post Brexit - the UK at the crossroads

Kierra Box, Trade Campaigner06 Mar 2020

The UK has left the European Union. Will the government make the right decisions to protect the environment?

Segregated cycleways and e-bikes - the future of urban travel

Lynn Sloman and Lisa Hopkinson, Transport for Quality of life05 Apr 2019

A third of urban journeys could be by bike with investment in segregated cycleways and e-bikes