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If you want to find out more about the issues that affect our environment, this is where they’ll be. Whether it’s details of the latest asphalt plant, bio-mass plant or wind turbine application, we lay out the facts and let you share your opinion.

MHI Vestas launches first 10 MW wind turbine in history

MHI Vestas Turbine

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, based on the Isle of Wight, have made a stunning announcement at the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg today (Tuesday), revealing the first win turbine in history with power rating of 10 MW.

Tuesday, 25th September, 2018 10:30am

By Michael Morris with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight one of top in country for plastic recycling

plastic cartons by davidortmann

Well done people! Islanders' recycling habits have now put the Isle of Wight among the top plastic recyclers in the country. Keep up the good work.

Tuesday, 25th September, 2018 9:32am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Join the #Refill Revolution on the Isle of Wight for national Refill Day

refill stickers

Download the Refill App to see where the 70+ refill stations are on the Isle of Wight, or look out for the stickers in windows to refill your water bottles and help reduce plastic pollution.

Friday, 21st September, 2018 10:24am

By Anne Sayer

Lewis Pugh to swim past the Isle of Wight this weekend in 530km challenge

lewis pugh high five

In just his Speedos, hat and goggles, endurance swimmer, Lewis Pugh, will be swimming past the Isle of Wight at the weekend as part of his mammoth 530km swim from Land's End to Dover.

Friday, 10th August, 2018 12:37pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight invented ‘Vertipools’ shortlisted for top environmental award

Vertipools Gurnard Primary

An Isle of Wight invention of creating artificial habitats for marine wildlife has been shortlisted for a top award.

Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 5:06pm

By Karen Woods

New two-year project aims to ‘Lift the Lid on Island Culture’

lift the lid launch at hullabaloo

A two-year project that aims to reignite a sense of pride and passion in cultural heritage on the Isle of Wight was launched earlier this year. OnTheWight has more detail.

Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 9:07am

By Sally Perry

Increased traffic on the Isle of Wight hampers efforts to cut CO2 emissions

dirty exhaust

Latest figures from a Government department reveals that carbon dioxide emissions from freight and passenger transport on the Isle of Wight rose by 1.2% between 2011 and 2016, hampering efforts to cut CO2 levels on the Island.

Thursday, 2nd August, 2018 2:25pm

By Miguel Rodriguez with 14 readers' comments

How to get involved in the Wyatt & Jack Inflatable Amnesty

wyatt & jack inflatable washbag

Always innovating, this great little Isle of Wight business launches their latest idea in the constant battle of how to avoid sending unwanted plastic to landfill.

Monday, 30th July, 2018 4:55pm

By Sally Perry

Ventnor beach included in ‘Beachbuoy’ water quality pilot scheme

ventnor beach

The new service allows people to check in on the quality of coastal water in Ventnor (and five other areas in the South).

Tuesday, 24th July, 2018 11:44am

By Leilah Nicola

Caroline Lucas MP makes last visit to the Isle of Wight as Green Party co-leader

Caroline Lucas on the IW

Green Party co-leader and MP, Caroline Lucas, was on the Isle of Wight again last weekend, this time in support of Isle of Wight Pride.

Tuesday, 24th July, 2018 11:22am

By Vix Lowthion

New Government framework revealed for managing Isle of Wight marine activities (Video)

MMO Isle of wight and Solent waters infographic 640

The new marine plan provides a policy framework which will be used by regulators to help decide what activities take place in the marine environment and where and how it is developed, protected and improved in the next 20 years.

Wednesday, 18th July, 2018 12:38pm

By Sally Perry

Here’s when your town’s bottle bank will be removed by Isle of Wight council

bottle banks being emptied by gogle street view

In a move unpopular with the public, the Isle of Wight council have decided to remove 29 Bottle banks from around the Island. Here's when your town/village will lose its bottle banks.

Monday, 2nd July, 2018 1:42pm

By IW Council Press Office with 8 readers' comments