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Glasgow flood defences effort makes difference

A complex partnership is reaping the rewards of integrated surface water management in Glasgow. MWH programme manager, Jeremy Osborne explains

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InterfaceFLOR's climb to conquer Mount Sustainability

Global carpet tile manufacturer InterfaceFLOR is on a mission to eliminate its entire environmental impact by 2020. Ramon Arratia talks to Maxine Perella about its journey so far

Sony pictures a zero carbon future

Improving the environmental performance and energy efficiency of its products has put Sony on the path to sustainability

The new CSR targets continue PepsiCo's decade-long commitment to delivering 'Performance with Purpose', the firm's CSR strategy first launched in 2006

PepsiCo lifts lid on fresh green business goals

Global food and beverage company PepsiCo has unveiled a revamped list of climate commitments, incorporating plans to decouple emissions from business growth, have a positive water impact, and achieve zero waste to landfill.

Ford earned an “A” grade for its water conservation commitments from global environmental disclosure agency CDP in 2015.

Ford drives forward with water stewardship goals

Ford has reinforced its sustainability commitments with a new target to reduce its water use by nearly three-quarters since the turn of the millennium, as the US automotive firm moves towards using zero potable water for vehicle manufacturing processes.

NEVS acquired the main assets of the former Saab Automobile company after it shut down earlier this year

Saab owner prepares to roll out 250,000 EVs

Saab's successor company National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has formed a new partnership with technology firm Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to help bring more than 250,000 electric vehicles (EVs) to the global automotive market.

The letter suggests that the removal of current trade measures would “stimulate growth” in European manufacturing sectors

European businesses call for EU to cut 'ruinous' tariffs on chinese solar

Businesses across Europe, including more than 60 based in the UK, are calling on the European Union (EU) to remove trade measures on Chinese solar modules and cells that have had "unforeseen consequences" on the European solar value chain.

Under Ambition 2025, FDF will develop a comprehensive online signposting tool to guide members in integrating sustainable sourcing into their supply chains

Food manufacturers unveil 2025 targets to deliver 'sustainable food system of the future'

McCain Foods, Cadbury, Coca-Cola GB and McVitie's are among a host of British food and drink manufacturers that have developed a series of ambitious new sustainability commitments this week.

edie took a behind-the-scenes tour of a paper mill owned and run by Smurfit Kappa, one of the world’s largest paper-based packaging businesses

The story of Roermond: How Smurfit Kappa is making the circular economy a reality

Packaging giant Smurfit Kappa invites edie on a behind-the-scenes tour of its pioneering zero-waste paper mill in the Netherlands, which stands as an exemplar of the firm's global circular economy ambitions.

LRS's Gloucestershire based factory produces over 1.2 million bottles of drink each year

Lucozade Ribena Suntory strives to quench energy usage

Soft drinks firm Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) has introduced an energy management partnership in a bid to reduce its UK factory's annual energy consumption by 5%.

In regards to energy-efficiency measures, 2015 saw Ball “enter the world of renewable energy” for the first time in its 135-year history

World's largest canmaker updates sustainability goals to account for Rexam acquisition

The world's largest canmaker Ball Corporation, has outlined a new sustainability agenda which will see it adopt science-based carbon targets and lead the field in next-generation spacecraft propulsion systems.

The 2.0 litre Ford EcoBlue engine – which utilises a clean-burning combustion system - is expected to reduce water and energy consumption by 50%

Ford's Dagenham facilities expected to halve energy and water consumption

Ford's new diesel engine production line is expected to cut energy and water use by 50% for each engine built at the company's Dagenham diesel centre in the UK.

An aerial shot of the Gigafactory, Tesla's £3.8bn, 3,200-acre battery-manufacturing plant that has already begun production but will not be fully operational until around 2020

Seven things you probably didn't know about Tesla's gigantic Gigafactory

Out in the Nevada desert, business magnate Elon Musk has officially opened the doors to Tesla's $5bn (£3.8bn) Gigafactory, which will act as the foundation for a substantial growth in production for the firm's electric vehicles and energy storage systems.

Earthwards recognition is reserved for the company’s most improved products, which must achieve three significant improvements across seven impact areas

Heading Earthwards: Johnson & Johnson dives deep to green up healthcare

It's widely recognised that the healthcare sector has a large and costly environmental footprint. Hospitals in particular account for some of the most energy-intensive facilities, yet many traditionally have been slow to embrace resource efficiency. A study by the University of Chicago found that the industry stands to save up to $15bn over 10 years by adopting more sustainable practices - it's an opportunity that hasn't gone unnoticed by Johnson & Johnson (J&J), the world's sixth-largest consumer health company.

LCITP is inviting innovative  projects that incorporate one or more low-carbon technologies and have the ability to demonstrate tangible economic, social and low-carbon benefits

Scottish Government announces £20m investment for low-carbon infrastructure projects

A working coalition between the Scottish Government, public agencies and sector specialists has today (11 June) announced the launch of funding support aimed at the delivery of large scale transformational low-carbon infrastructure projects based in Scotland.

Of the 10,000 parts that GM uses to build its vehicle portfolio, 95% have to be recyclable as part of new legislation that the company introduced in January 2015

General Motors turns to resource efficiency to alleviate regulatory 'perfect storm'

EXCLUSIVE: Amidst all of the political uncertainty surrounding the UK's pending departure from the European Union, General Motors' (GM) regulatory affairs and CSR manager has said that embedding closed-loop processes is enabling the company to thrive amidst an ongoing "regulatory storm".

Holwell Works in Melton Mowbray achieved a saving equivalent to more than a whole month’s energy costs through demand-response

How demand-response is delivering big energy reductions for Saint-Gobain

UK construction material manufacturer Saint-Gobain has made a total saving of £165,000 and experienced an 11% fall in energy demand across its 20 sites in the UK and Ireland, after powering down its factories at peak energy periods.

BT is beginning to unleash the willingness of the public to combat climate change through ambitious CSR goals

The demands of supply: How BT's customer-focused carbon commitments rest in the hands of suppliers

edie's Matt Mace talks to BT's head of sustainable business policy Gabrielle Giner on how the company's customer-centric carbon reduction commitment is influenced by a flexible and highly innovative supply chain.

Bezos hopes to ignite the space race, which rival billionaire Elon Musk has also expressed an interest in, through the development of low-cost reusable rockets

Energy generation in space will 'save' the world, says Jeff Bezos

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has outlined the future for his ongoing space exploration ambitions, which could see Earth "saved" by building around-the-clock solar factories in space that would replace energy-intensive manufacturing sectors.

Ford researchers have been working for nearly two decades to implement a successful biomaterial into production

Ford aims to implement carbon-based foam products by 2021

American car giant Ford has set itself a five year window to introduce new foam and plastic components made from carbon dioxide feedstock, as the carmaker becomes the first in its industry to test the viability of CO2-based materials.

Cliffe said that Innovate UK is supporting Tata Steel through several projects relating to the remanufacturing of torpedo axels

Remanufacturing no longer a 'niche' business model, says Innovate UK

EXCLUSIVE: Remanufacturing has a "crucial role" to play in every large-scale heavy industry business approach, the lead technologist resource efficiency at Innovate UK told an audience of sustainability professionals at edie Live.

Improved machine cycles have enhanced glass production and durability to the point where Encirc no longer needs to use the plastic shrouds that prevent bottles being damaged

How Encirc is smashing the glass ceiling of supply chain sustainability

As businesses begin to look beyond the 'low-hanging fruit' of on-site sustainability solutions, a growing number of firms are turning their attentions to supply chain management as a way of reducing emissions and environmental footprints even further.

Economisrt Kate Raworth (speaking) has developed the ‘doughnut’ of planetary and social boundaries - a playfully serious approach to framing the global resource challenge

Could the circular economy salvage Britain's struggling steel industry?

The ongoing debate over the UK's escalating steel crisis has failed to consider the circular economy as a potential solution, with Tata Steel's Port Talbot production plant well-positioned to become a national remanufacturing hub as a way of securing a more sustainable future.

Companies including Lotte Chemical and Diageo will be contributing to the research process, which will see small-scale CCS technology installed at a wide range of industrial sites

Scotland turns to carbon capture to alleviate industrial pressure

Researchers from Scotland have been awarded £2.8m to investigate how Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) can support the UK's efforts to reduce emissions in the manufacturing sector, after scientists claimed that a massive CCS drive will be necessary to combat climate change.

Energy and electricity prices are being blamed for the UK steel industry's failings

Tata Steel crisis: Four green solutions for the struggling steel industry

As the Tata Steel crisis rumbles on, commentators are pointing fingers at energy prices and green policies as key reasons behind Tata's decision to exit the UK. Are they right, or could a reformed green policy landscape and enhanced focus on sustainability actually end up convincing energy-intensive manufacturers to stay put?

RB has remained dedicated in its commitment to developing innovative products and technologies that require less energy and produce fewer emissions

RB exceeds waste reductions targets as emissions lag

Health and hygiene company RB, which owns brands including Durex, Calgon and Gaviscon, has revealed it has reached its waste management goals five years early, although improvement on carbon reductions is still needed.

The UK's carbon price floor rose from ?9.54 to ?18.08 in 2015 - a far cry from the European value of ?4 per tonne of carbon

Scrapping carbon price floor would 'level the playing field', manufacturers claim

EXCLUSIVE: Clearer policy amendments, including the scrapping of the carbon price floor, would prove instrumental in securing the long-term stability of Britain's energy-intensive companies, the manufacturer's organisation EEF has claimed.

Apple’s original pledge to run entirely on renewable sources was set two years ago and since then it has ensured that all of its data centres run entirely on renewable sources

Apple now powered by 93% renewable energy

With all eyes glued to the unveiling of Apple's new 'iPhone SE', the tech giant took to the stage in California this week to confirm that 93% of its global facilities are now running on renewable energy, before unveiling its eye-catching answer to the problem of e-waste.

Coca-Cola Enterprises has already begun implementing part of the sustainable factory vision, with £356m spent over the last six years

Coca-Cola Enterprises reveals five-step pathway to 'factory of the future'

Collaboration, effective data management and bridging the skills gap form key parts of a new five-step pathway to creating a sustainable 'factory of the future' in the UK food and drink industry, drawn up by soft-drinks bottler Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE).

According to the report, both General Motors and Ford are at ‘notable risk’ of incurring emissions penalties in both the UK and the US

Emission impossible: Ford and General Motors 'at risk of losing billions in emissions penalties'

US car giants Ford and General Motors are at risk of losing $1.8bn for non-compliance on their fleet emissions after regulations were tightened in the wake of the Volkswagen (VW) diesel scandal.

The Falkirk Wheel, connecting Scotland's Forth and Clyde canals. The Circular Economy Investment Fund will help the nation's manufacturers develop new technologies, business models and infrastructure

Circular economy boon for Scotland with £70m Investment Fund

A new centre of excellence and an innovative new strategy for manufacturing form part of a major new investment aimed at revolutionising Scotland's circular economy.

Laser-cut aluminum sheet blanks produced at Novelis Nachterstedt for use in automotive parts. Photo: Edelman

Jaguar Land Rover drives circular value chain with REALCAR project

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will incorporate a sustainable aluminium alloy that contains up to 75% recycled content into the manufacturing of all of its vehicles, thanks to a successful collaborative project between the British carmaker and US aluminium can recycler Novelis.

The new take-back system will help ensure that the estimated 700,000 orphan vehicles still on British roads have a route to responsible disposal

Car industry launches free take-back scheme

The British automotive industry has launched a new take-back collection service designed to help recycle 'orphan' cars.

The Rio Olympics will incorporate a wide range of initiatives designed to save water and cut waste and emissions from transportation, stadiums and the events themselves

Rio Olympics earns top sustainability benchmark

The 2016 Rio Oympic and Paralympic games has been awarded the top global sustainability certificate for events, ISO 20121.

The group argued that Britain could actually lose sovereignty over its environmental policies

Brexit would be damaging for UK environment, experts warn

Leaving the EU could threaten a range of Britain's environmental policies from energy efficiency to natural capital, a group of high-level environment experts have told Environment Secretary Liz Truss.

The USS Stockdale departing Naval Base San Diego

US Navy launches first biofuel-powered ship

The first ever US Navy ship to run on an alternative fuel blend as part of its regular operations, has been deployed from California.

Sustainability stats: This week in numbers

The renewables revolution is now firmly underway in Asia. This week's sustainability news threw up some fascinating figures showing that China has consolidated its position as the planet's leading installer of solar power.

The remanufacturing process aims to return a product to at least its original performance with a warranty that is equivalent or better than that of the newly manufactured product

European remanufacturing sector could triple by 2030

The European remanufacturing sector could be worth €90bn by 2030 if it receives cross-sector policy support and investment from industry, a new report has found.

The multi-million dollar investment will add six more production lines to facilities in Gumi

LG triples solar production capacity in South Korea with $435m investment

Multinational electronics company LG has today (13 January) announced plans to triple solar cell production capacity to 3GW in South Korea through a $435m investment.

When car engines fail they are typically just taken out and replaced because traditional engine remanufacturing techniques can be prohibitively expensive

Ford: New remanufacturing method could cut emissions by 50%

Ford has developed an innovative recycling technique that aims to give a new lease of life to old engines that would otherwise be scrapped.

European Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans (centre) says the new circular economy package could bring net savings of €600bn a year

EU unveils new €6bn circular economy package

The European Commission has launched its much-anticipated circular economy package, including weakened recycling targets, tools to halve food waste by 2030, and measures to promote reparability in the design phase of products.

The automotive industry is a prime example of the potential successes of incentivising emission reduction

Galvanising the manufacturing sector to reduce carbon emissions

With the Paris Climate Conference fast-approaching, business and political leaders are preparing to discuss a plan of action to achieve the communal goal of a universal agreement on climate change. Here, Ramon Arratia, sustainability director at Interface, reflects on the role of the manufacturing industry in reducing carbon emissions.

The solar project will have a 22MW capacity and generate the same amount of energy needed to power about 7,000 homes

Tata Steel to install 80,000 solar panels on Dutch steelworks

Indian manufacturing giant Tata Steel has announced plans to create one of the world's largest rooftop solar installations in the Netherlands.

Currently ICT emissions account for 1.6% of global emissions which could grow to around 2% by 2020

Smart technology could slash global emissions by 15%

The spread of mobile devices and and uptake of smart technology could help reduce global GHG emissions by up to 15% by 2030 - more than the current footprint of the EU and the US combined - according to a new report from Swedish communication technology company Ericsson.

Kia will attempt to improve average fuel efficiency by 25%

Kia kick-starts autonomous EV development with $12bn roadmap

South Korean carmaker Kia Motors is investing $10.2bn into the development of hybrid and pure electric vehicles (EVs), with an additional $2bn going towards the development of autonomous vehicle technology.

Spending just 2% of your budget on employee engagement can generate savings of 10%

Top tips: 5 ways to create an effective behaviour change programme

Three-quarters of energy managers surveyed in a recent edie report claimed that employee engagement and behaviour change was a top priority this year. But they also listed it as one of the biggest barriers to getting their energy efficiency schemes off the ground...

Displays, headsets and notebooks can now be ranked based on the chemical substances used in the manufacturing process. Image: TCO Development

Tech firms take action on hazardous materials

Dell, Samsung and LG are among the first tech firms to certify their products against new criteria for hazardous chemical substances, in a bid to reassure customers about their environmental standards.

The partnership falls under GE's Ecomagination, a strategy launched 10 years ago to solve energy and environmental challenges

General Electric and BHP Billiton team up to lower mining emissions

American conglomerate General Electric (GE) has today (2 November) teamed up with a leading mining company to identify ways to lower GHG emissions from mining operations.

52 major grocery retailers, household brands and manufacturers are currently signed up to WRAP's agreement

Voluntary agreement sees UK retailers cut 80,000 tonnes of waste

Britain's manufacturers and retailers have reduced their ingredient, product and packaging waste by 80,000 tonnes since 2012, thanks to a voluntary agreement organised by WRAP.

The Manufacturing Commission is calling for an 'Industrial Evolution' based on long-term thinking

Manufacturing Commission urges Britain to lead green revolution

Britain's manufacturing industry is in desperate need of a second Industrial Revolution, this time based on stronger energy efficiency policies from Government and an embedded sustainability mindset within big businesses.

ECAP will task retailers with encouraging consumers to buy less clothing

WRAP targets textile waste reductions across Europe

A new initiative launched has been launched by WRAP to reduce the carbon, water and waste footprints of the textiles industries across 11 European countries.

The industry believes that it will be able to significantly reduce the amount of money it spends on duplicated auditing and invest the money saved in improving social welfare for workers

Clothing giants aim to boost worker welfare

Levi's, H&M, Nike and Adidas are among a group of clothing brands that have launched a new initiative that seeks to improve working conditions in clothing manufacturing across the world.

Ford expects to save 800GWh of energy a year from 2016

Ford factories save enough energy 'to power Oxford for a year'

US carmaker Ford has announced its European factories will have cut energy consumption by 25% in 2016 compared with 2011, saving around 800GWh a year.

Toyota aims to have 900,000 cars powered as hydrogen, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles on the road by 2050

Toyota targets 90% emissions reduction by 2050

Japanese carmaker Toyota has unveiled a series of ambitious new environmental targets with an overall aim to eliminate the use of gasoline cars and cut average carbon emissions from all of its vehicles and products by more than 90% by 2050.

Uniti is a futuristic electric city car, designed to spur the next leap forward in automotive sustainability. Image: Uniti

Automotive sustainability: are cars of the future needed today?

In the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, a sector already low on public confidence is left with big questions to answer. But for one Swedish automotive entrepreneur, the crisis presents an opportunity to accelerate the move to all-electric transport.

Royd Moor windfarm in Yorkshire - the prime region for a low-carbon industrial zone, according to TUC

UK energy policy threatening Northern Powerhouse, say trade unions

Yorkshire and the Humber has the opportunity to become Europe's leading low-carbon industrial zone, but punitive Government policy is putting that potential at risk, according to a new report from the national trade union.

Scotland has pumped hydro storage facilities which optimise Scotland's power network system

Scotland unveils Storage Network to harness power of renewables

Industry body Scottish Renewables has taken steps to complement and improve the country's growing renewables sector by launching a new Storage Network.

The panel discussion explored how industry and Government have responded to the APSRG and APMG remanufacturing report

UK economy (still) missing out on remanufacturing revolution

The UK continues to lag behind the rest of the world when it comes to developing a remanufacturing industry, with a notable lack of cooperation between Government and industry stifling the transition to a more circular economy.

Tesla’s Powerpack is set to face competition from Panasonic, Sony and a host of smaller companies

Utility-scale battery market to hit $8.3bn by 2024

The market for utility-scale battery storage is expected to increase 18-fold by 2024, according to analysis released today by market research firm Frost & Sullivan.

James Wyse says on-site solutions offer a triple win of lower energy bills, increased energy security and lower waste disposal costs

On-site solutions will help manufacturers weather energy-price storm, says EEF

EXCLUSIVE: On-site solutions such as rooftop solar panels and anaerobic digestion (AD) will be vital tools for businesses looking to secure future energy supply and lower energy bills.

The research at Chalmers University of Technology is headed by Professor Bengt Lennartson and includes Kristofer Bengtsson, Oskar Wigström and Sarmad Riazi

Smooth industrial robot movements could cut energy consumption by up to 40%

The energy consumption of industrial robots could be cut by up to 40% thanks to new movement optimization techniques developed by researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.

One of the major policies listed in the report was to nationalise Grangemouth refinery

Scottish green energy transition could create 44,000 new jobs

Rebuilding Scotland's energy sector around green technology could generate 44,000 additional jobs compared to the current oil-and-gas status quo.

Total has also decided to divest from its coal marketing operations and says it will no longer be involved in the coal business by the end of 2015

Total ends coal production as fossil fuel stocks dive

The world's fifth-largest energy company Total will no longer produce coal after selling off its last mining affiliate, Total Coal South Africa.

Solar windows are primarily organic, made from carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen. The different layers in these organic photovoltaics allows for energy collection and coatings giving the panels and transparent look.

Revolutionary solar windows could generate 50 times more energy than regular PVs

An American solar firm has launched a new liquid technology that turns regular windows into solar panels which could be up to 50 times more productive than regular roof-based photovoltaics.

On top of the significant revenue gain, more effective recovery of materials could be environmentally beneficial by reducing manufacturers' reliance on natural resources

Recycling e-waste could be worth up to €3.7bn by 2020

Efficient recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) could be worth €3.7bn to the European economy by 2020, a new study has found.

Protesters from Don't Frack Lancashire. Photo: Friends of the Earth

Government could push through fracking applications if councils delay

Fracking planing applications that are being held up by local councils could be fast-tracked by Government, following new measures announced today by Energy Secretary Amber Rudd and Communities Secretary Greg Clark.

Manchester's business growth hub has helped generate £100m of efficiency savings

Greater Manchester businesses make £100m efficiency gains

Manchester's Business Growth Hub has saved businesses more than £100m since its inception in 2001, according to figures announced today (6 August).

Comply or die is not the way to solve things, according to BBC Worldwide's Kevin O’Neill.

The only way is ethics: How BBC Worldwide is improving its supply chain

EXCLUSIVE: The only way to improve ethical practice in a manufacturing supply chain is to collaborate with the manufacturers.

Inder Poonaji will join Viridor on 1 September

Viridor snaps up Nestle's Inder Poonaji to drive sustainability strategy

Waste management firm Viridor has recruited Nestle's former head of sustainability, Inder Poonaji, to direct its own sustainability, safety, health environment and quality divisions.

Ahead of the America's Cup, Land Rover BAR have announced some the sustainability measures at their new headquarters

Ben Ainslie Racing team sails ahead with sustainable headquarters

At the launch of the America's Cup World Series sailing championship, Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing has announced the sustainability measures in place at its recently finished team headquarters in Portsmouth.

The move from recycling to re-using in the food logistics industry can be a simple process with the correct procedures in place

Moving from recycling to re-use in the food logistics industry

Moving away from recycling and towards re-using is the only way forward for the food transit industry, writes PPS Equipment managing director Joanne Moss.

If left unchanged, the EU ETS will reportedly add nearly £30 a tonne to average steel production costs by 2030

EU decarbonisation policies could cost UK steel £300m a year

The EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) could cost the UK steel sector more than £300m a year by 2030, according to a new report from the industry.

In March, Interface developed a carpet tile which has the smallest carbon footprint of any on the market

Interface unveils latest circular economy innovation

Global flooring manufacturer Interface has developed the first ever biobased backing for carpet tiles, as part of the company's Mission Zero pledge to eliminate all negative effects on the environment by the year 2020.

Experts from the food and refrigeration industries called for more investment to drive innovations

Invest in cold technology or miss carbon targets, industry experts warn

Industry experts have warned the UK will fail to reach its carbon emissions targets without investment in cold energy generation.

Dairy firms reported a reduction of 13% in water intensity since 2007

Food and dairy industries report water intensity improvements

The UK dairy industry and food and drink manufacturers have made significant steps towards improving water efficiency, according to a new report published today (6 July).

Coca-Cola is collaborating with Cranfield University to investigate the future needs of sustainable manufacturing

Coca-Cola bottler highlights six keys to sustainable manufacturing

Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has released the first results from its partnership with Cranfield University, outlining six key themes in sustainability for the industry in the coming years.

The solar array on the roof of F1's Leicestershire factory

Metal manufacturer targets £170,000 solar savings

A UK metalwork manufacturer expects to save £170,000 on its energy bills after installing a 28.5kWp solar PV array on the roof of its Leicestershire factory.

CCE aims to use 1.2l of water per 1l of product by 2020.

Coca-Cola bottler targets 50% emissions cut and circular waste models

One of the world's largest soft-drink bottlers, Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), has set ambitious new targets for waste and emissions today, claiming that climate change is one of the most significant risks to its business.

East Anglia ONE is expected to deliver enough clean power for half a million homes

Major offshore wind power deal struck for East Anglia ONE

The biggest ever deal for a consented project in the UK's wind energy sector has been agreed for what will be one of the world's largest wind farms when it's built off the Suffolk coast.

It is estimated there is more than a million metric tonnes of PVB window laminate available for recycling worldwide

VIDEO: How Interface is turning windscreens into carpets

Modular flooring manufacturer Interface has unveiled its latest green innovation, this time creating the world's first recycled latex substitute for carpets using laminate found in car windows.

The €1.5m project will also work closely with policy makers to increase demand and address existing barriers to resource efficiency.

EU launches new remanufacturing network

The European Commission has launched a new lobby group that aims to boost remanufacturing throughout the EU.

All of Nestlé USA's factories employ ISO 14001 certified environmental management systems to help manage their environmental impact, including waste elimination

Nestle achieves zero waste to landfill in the US

Nestle has achieved zero waste to landfill in all of its US factories as part of its ongoing commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its products.

2014 saw an increase in total carbon and water impact (which includes product usage), compared with 2013

RB struggles to align social and sustainability goals

Global consumer goods firm RB has reported mixed successes on progress towards its environmental targets in its 2014 Sustainability Report, released on Thursday.

Jaguar Land Rover received the award for its development of a 'whole-lifecycle' approach to manufacturing while cutting the environmental cost of production

Queen Elizabeth awards sustainable business achievement

Automotive giant Jaguar Land Rover and surplus food re-distributor Company Shop have been recognised as sustainability leaders by receiving a Queens Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development today.

Unilever topped the list thanks to its top scores on climate and its treatment of workers and farmers

Worlds' most sustainable food and drink companies revealed by Oxfam

Unilever has finished first in Ofxam's 'Battle of the Brands' campaign which takes a look at the agricultural sourcing policies of the top 10 food and beverage companies.

Dr Steve Fawkes has been working with sustainability thinktank The Crowd to develop The Curve, a peer-to-peer platform for corporate energy users

Getting ahead of the curve on energy investment

Building a better case for ROI on energy efficiency would help accelerate take-up of renewable technologies, but lack of data is a stumbling block. A new digital platform built on peer-to-peer sharing could overcome this, as Maxine Perella finds out.

Emissions associated with imports doubled between 1997 and 2012

'Imported' emissions inflating UK carbon footprint

The UK has been overstating the success of its emissions reduction efforts by failing to account for emissions embedded in imported goods.

The positive environmental impacts of composite-based vehicls may be negated when looking at the entire lifecycle of the vehicle, BMRA says

CO2 reductions could block circular economy, carmakers warned

The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA) is calling on car manufacturers to ensure that using lightweight materials to achieve CO2 reductions doesn't prevent circular manufacturing processes.

With so many materials that have to be actively disposed of, electric cars are still a far cry from being 'sustainable'

Sustainable cars: Looking beyond the tailpipe...

Following a plethora of ultra-low emission vehicle announcements from governments and industry, electric cars are beginning to be adopted by the public and will one day become commonplace. But, as Lucinda Dann investigates, a car's green credentials don't just lie in its exhaust emissions.

Defra's shared resource efficiency manager project aims to overcome the key barriers of staff resource and availability of specialist knowledge

SME manufacturers benefitting from shared resource efficiency expertise

Ten manufacturing SMEs in England and Wales are collaborating to improve resource efficiency as part of a new action-based research programme organised by Defra.

The EEF's Susanne Baker says a global emissions agreement would have a

UK at risk of manufacturer exodus without global emissions deal, says EEF

EXCLUSIVE: Large UK manufacturers could be forced to move their operations overseas if countries cannot agree a unilateral cap on emissions at the UN climate change conference in Paris.

Remanufacturing adds around £2.4bn to the British economy, but this could increase to £5.6bn with appropriate support, according to the report

Closing the loop: Centre of Excellence needed to support UK remanufacturing, report argues

The UK is lagging behind other developed nations in harnessing the value of remanufacturing and needs its own Centre of Excellence to support the rapidly-growing industry.

The paper industry has expressed shock and sadness at the news of the closure of the Aylesford Newsprint mill

Aylesford Newsprint goes into administration

Aylesford Newsprint, a paper manufacturer which specialises in recycling paper for reuse as newsprint, has gone into administration.

The 4,800 module system will generate 1.1GW of electricity a year

Kingspan Energy unveils largest rooftop solar PV array in Ireland

Solar provider Kingspan Energy has installed Ireland's largest rooftop solar PV system on a manufacturing plant in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.

Unilever ia now sending zero non-hazardous waste to landfill from its global factory network

Unilever achieves zero waste to landfill across global manufacturing network

Unilever is now sending zero non-hazardous waste to landfill from its global factory network of 240 factories in 67 countries, saving more than €200m in waste costs.

FDF's members have reduced emissions by 664,000 tonnes of CO2 on 1990 levels

Food and Drink manufacturers slash CO2 emissions by 35%

Food and drink manufacturers have achieved their target for reducing their carbon dioxide emissions by 35%, way ahead of the 2020 deadline set by the Food and Drink Federation's Five-fold Environmental Ambition.

WRAP chief executive Liz Goodwin says that the circular economy could deliver jobs where they are needed most

Circular economy 'could create more than 200,000 jobs' in the UK

The development of a circular economy could create more than 200,000 jobs across the UK by 2030, according to a new study by WRAP and Green Alliance.

L'Oreal has pledged to transform its sustainability footprint by 2020

L'Oreal aims to improve environmental profile of packaging labels

Cosmetics giant L'Oreal Americas and self-adhesive label firm Avery Dennison are collaborating to identify and reduce the environmental impacts of packaging labels throughout the entire label lifecycle.

Zero Waste Scotland aims to promote sustainable fashion.

Scottish fashion designers encouraged to apply for textile fund to aid circular economy

Textile and fashion designers in Scotland are being encouraged to apply for funding from Zero Waste Scotland to help them reduce textile waste.

P&G serves nearly five billion people around the world with its brands

P&G hits waste reduction target six years early, sets new sustainability goals

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has released its 16th annual sustainability report, confirming it has met two key sustainability targets ahead of schedule and detailing four new environmental performance goals for 2020.

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