A fleet recognition scheme aimed at improving local air quality has been launched in Wales.

ECO Stars encourages and supports operators of HGVs, vans, buses and coaches to run their fleets more efficiently and improve local air quality.

Newport City Council’s Transport Unit, Newport Norse and Wastesavers have become the first organisations in Wales to sign up, alongside the Owens Group, Amberon Traffic Management and Jumbo Cruiser.

ECO Stars is managed by transport consultancy firm TRL and is a free, voluntary scheme.