10 top tips to deliver a sustainable built environment
Continuing edie's 'green buildings month' of editorial content, John Lewis's sustainable development manager Phil Birch offers up 10 tips to successfully accelerate sustainable development within the built environment, despite an ongoing period of "political uncertainty".
Record 125,000 tonnes of carpet diverted from UK landfill
More than 125,000 tonnes of carpet was reused, recycled or recovered for energy in 2015 by industry recycling group Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) - an 11% increase on 2014.
Ikea and John Lewis bolster nationwide re-use programme
More than 78,000 items of furniture and electronics were donated to people living in poverty across the UK last year, under take-back schemes organised by major retailers and the Furniture Re-use Network (FRN).
Economy needs 'stable policies' to secure low-carbon future, says Aldersgate report
A new report from the Aldersgate Group has brought together voices from the economy, academia and civil society to spell out key priorities for meeting carbon targets.
Waitrose dairy farm unveils rooftop solar array
A Waitrose dairy farm in Hampshire is now generating its own renewable energy after installing a 186 KWp solar array on the roof of a milk parlour.
Green Building Task Group formed to identify zero-carbon solutions
John Lewis, Whitbread and Saint Gobain are among the big businesses that have formed a new Task Group to help inform the upcoming zero-carbon building standards in the UK.
John Lewis to reassess green targets after slow progress
Upmarket department store firm John Lewis has announced it will review its green goals after seeing its absolute emissions grow by almost 7% last year.
Cotton supply chain urged to help reduce water footprint
More support is needed for smallholder cotton farmers in the developing world as they grapple with the effects of water scarcity which could put the global cotton industry at serious risk.
Costa signs up to paper cup recycling scheme
Coffeehouse giant Costa has announced that it has joined a paper cup recycling scheme called Simply Cups.
John Lewis adds biomass to sustainability credentials
The John Lewis Partnership has upped its commitment to wood heating with the installation of a Euroheat biomass boiler at a new-build spa and wellness centre for its staff.
John Lewis deal offers independent renewable generators route to market
The John Lewis Partnership has signed a new energy supply deal which will see more than 380 Waitrose and John Lewis sites supplied with 100% renewable electricity.
John Lewis measures up pros of pay-as-you-throw
The John Lewis Partnership is exploring a pay-by-weight model for its waste collection activities in a bid to gather more accurate data that will inform its sustainability strategy
Major clothing retailers sign environmental footprint commitment
Companies representing more than a third of UK clothing sales have signed a commitment to measure, report and lower their environmental footprints.
Sustainability failing in retail sector due to 'landlord mistrust'
Most shopping centre retailers are not buying into the sustainability agenda due to mistrust issues around leasing arrangements, according to new research.
John Lewis sets up national network for sofa reuse
John Lewis has launched a nationwide sofa reuse scheme to help support disadvantaged communities and provide local employment opportunities.