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Anglesey: UK’s first “plastic-free” county

Anglesey, an island off Wales’ northwest coast, has become the UK’s first “plastic-free” county.

Plastic Free Community status was awarded by Surfers Against Sewage after the island met the five objectives set by the marine conservation group.

The movement forms part of the organization’s wider effort to combat plastics in the ocean, which also includes asking individuals to reduce their plastic consumption and lobbying government for new legislation.

“It’s not about removing all plastic from our lives,” Surfers Against Sewage says. “It’s about kicking our addiction to avoidable single-use plastic, and changing the system that produces it.”

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Ireland to plant more trees to combat climate change

It’s already known as the ‘Emerald Isle’, but the Irish government wants to make the country even greener, by planting trees to tackle climate change.

Policymakers set a planting target of 440 million trees by 2040 – or around 22 million trees per year, a government spokeswoman told The Irish Times.

Of these, 70% are set to be conifers and will be 30% broad leaves.

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Institute of Engineers Australia Recognition








It’s been 20 years since graduation and last Saturday, I received two certificates from the Institute of Engineers Australia.

One confirming my election as Fellow of the Institute.

And the other confirming I have achieved the status of Engineering Executive.

It’s both incredibly humbling and satisfying to be recognised by your governing professional body in front of your peers, and I thank the Institute of Engineers for these wonderful honours.

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Engineering Executive Status Achievement

It’s incredibly humbling and satisfying when the governing body of your profession recognises your hard work and dedication. I have achieved the status of Engineering Executive, so many thanks to the Institution of Engineers Australia for this terrific honour. I am now Charted in the following areas of practice: • Civil Engineering • Structural Engineering • Leadership and Management
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