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Steve Barclay appointed Environment Secretary

Steve Barclay appointed Environment Secretary

Former Health Secretary Steve Barclay has been confirmed as the new Environment Secretary, replacing Thérèse Coffey. The Member of Parliament for North East Cambridgeshire from the Conservative Party is being shifted from his current position as Health Secretary to the role of Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)...

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Lithium-ion batteries are deadly ticking time bombs

Lithium-ion batteries are deadly ticking time bombs

By SUSIE BURRAGE President, the British Metals Recycling Association LITHIUM-ION batteries are deadly ticking time bombs, and we are witnessing more and more cases across the UK where they are going off with disastrous consequences. The Government needs to take urgent action to stop blazes caused by discarded goods containing lithium-ion batteries because there is...