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Industry-changing technologies announced for edie Innovation Zone

edie is delighted to announce the emerging technologies that will be on show in the brand new edie Innovation Zone at Sustainability Live next month (April 21-23 at the NEC, Birmingham).

Sustainability Live has been the hub of energy and sustainability solutions for the UK business community since its inception in 2007

edie launches Sustainability Live conference for 2015

The speaker programme has been confirmed and registration is now live for a brand new, high-level conference at the UK's leading hub for energy and sustainability solutions for the business community.

Cadbury's decision to go Fairtrade with Dairy Milk in 2005 saw others major brands follow

EXCLUSIVE: Sustainability at scale 'best achieved' through multinationals

Initiatives such as Fairtrade and ethical production is best achieved when multi-nationals get on board, says Green & Black's (G&B) co-founder Jo Fairley.

The role of the corporate sustainability professional requires a

VIDEO: Skills gap a major barrier to accelerating green economy

EXCLUSIVE A skills gap in those driving sustainability within their businesses is partly to blame for the lack of acceleration towards a green economy, according to two leading sustainability professionals. Scroll down for video.

President of the Society for the Environment Tony Juniper

VIDEO: Political parties need green ambition of the late 1980's says Tony Juniper

EXCLUSIVE The UK political ambition towards the green economy must revert back to its position in the late 1980's and early 1990's, says Tony Juniper. Scroll down for video.

Green & Black's: setting the bar on ethical trading

A Fairtrade pioneer from the outset, Green & Black's has thrust what was a niche set of ethical principles into the core of today's mainstream chocolate market. Leigh Stringer finds out how this once tiny start-up led to one of the world's largest chocolate producers making the move to Fairtrade.

Ethical food and drink sales increased by 36% in 2012, to £10.16bn

Ethical product sales grow 12% despite 'recessionary pressures'

Sales of ethical products grew by more than 12% in 2012 pushing the value of the ethical market to more than £54bn, according to new report.

Stockholm sets out plans to improve sustainability of its buildings

The city of Stockholm is unveiling plans to improve the sustainability performance of its buildings by increasing its use of building assessment method BREEAM.

Climate campaigner Mark Wood is new patron for Sustainability Live

Sustainability Live to host 'climate summit' from Mount Everest

Intrepid explorer Mark Wood will be linking from his Mount Everest ascent expedition at this year's Sustainability Live exhibition to raise awareness for international climate change issues.

Dutch EfW giant taps into UK's emerging RDF supply

A Dutch player has entered the UK energy-from-waste market in a bid to secure more feedstock for its energy recovery plants in the Netherlands.

Mark Shayler: It's time to be "happy with less"

Closed loop society could be 'just a decade away'

A circular economy where waste considerations are built into the lifecycle of product manufacture could be a reality within 10 years, a leading eco-designer has claimed.

WEEE 'short-sightedness' hampering rare metals recovery

WRAP has called for an urgent upgrade of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) infrastructure to enable the recovery of valuable raw materials that are being lost in the recycling process.

Businesses must collaborate with supply chain to improve water efficiency

Businesses can improve water efficiency across their operations and in their products by taking a collaborative approach with their supply chain partners, according to three major brands.

Supply chain engagement 'key', says Boots

Collaborative supply chain partnerships are going to become increasingly important in getting sustainable products to market as the UK makes the transition towards a circular economy, according to a Boots spokesperson.

Businesses need policy consistency to drive green economy

Businesses can be "green and grow", but need consistent and clear messages from government - if they are to boost the UK's transition to a low carbon economy, according to leading environmental experts.

SustainabilityLive! opens its doors

The UK's leading environment, water, land and sustainable business event SustainabilityLive! has opened its doors at the NEC, Birmingham, and as one of the official media providers edie can be found at stand T51.

Businesses call on Clegg to introduce carbon reporting

Leading UK businesses and NGOs have called on the deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to introduce mandatory carbon emissions reporting (MCR) for big companies.

One of the must-attend events in the sustainability calendar,'s sister event SustainabilityLive! is in the running for Best Event at the Climate Week Awards

SustainabilityLive! shortlisted for Climate Week award

SustainabilityLive! organised by publisher Faversham House, has been shortlisted in the Best Event category of the Climate Week Awards 2012.

Birmingham NEC targets zero waste to landfill by 2014

The NEC complex in Birmingham is aiming to reach zero waste to landfill by June 2014, following the success of recent on-site recycling initiatives.

The Government needs to provide the appropriate infrastructure to meet the sustainability challenge, says Martin Charter

Martin Charter

Tom Idle meets Martin Charter, director of the Centre for Sustainable Design

The Drilling and Tapping winners

Drilling and tapping makes a splash at championships

The drilling and tapping event was once again the big crowd draw at Sustainabilitylive! in Birmingham last month.

ESTA Energy Manager of the Year Paul Moran of Harper Adams University College.

Environment and Energy Awards 2011 winners

The energy and environment sectors proved their resilience to the economic downturn as outstanding individuals, organisations and groups were celebrated at the Environment and Energy Awards.

The new recycling bins inside the NEC exhibition halls

NEC rolls out 'on the go' recycling at Sustainabilitylive!

New bins have been installed across the NEC complex in Birmingham allowing visitors and exhibitors to recycle for the first time inside the exhibition halls.

Councils may soon be encouraged to collect more trade waste

SME recycling services might be beefed up under Waste Review

Better provision of recycling services for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) may be one of the key themes of the Government's forthcoming Waste Review, according to a policy expert.

WEEE reuse standard could generate thousands of new jobs

Up to 10,000 jobs could be created in the reuse sector for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) once organisations start adopting the new PAS 141 standard, the man behind developing the specification claimed today (24 May).

Martin Fry

ISO 50001 launch date confirmed

A packed Nemex theatre heard leading energy expert Martin Fry's surprise at the fact ISO 50001 was given a launch date today (May 24).

DECC admit road to CRC 'painful'

A senior policy advisor for DECC has admitted the road to the CRC has been a 'painful' one.

The awards take place alongside Sustainabilitylive!

Environment and Energy Awards deadline extended

The deadline for the Environment and Energy Awards 2011 has been extended by a week to 5pm on Friday 21st January.

Air of optimism reigned at IWEX 2010

IWEX 2010 took place last month at the NEC in Birmingham. Visitors and exhibitors agree the show that this year's exhibition was a place to do business.

Lawyer mulls lessons from Corby contamination case

A lawyer from a leading legal firm has spoken on the lessons to be learned from the Corby contaminated land case, where a borough council has been obliged to pay out substantial sums in an out-of-court settlement.

Retrofit or start from scratch - how to cut carbon in buildings

Sustainable homes will be a key component in the drive to reduce society's carbon emissions, but what should we do with existing homes with their drafts, leaks and energy-hungry heating systems?

Integrating remedial design for contaminated land

Getting contamination experts away from a legacy of 'one size fits all' remediation schemes, was explained at BEX.

Politicians battle for votes at Sustainabilitylive!

A heated political debate held as part of Sustainabilitylive! saw the three main parties go head-to-head on environmental issues.

Balfour Beatty's Jason Barratt and Lee Maddock

Balfour Beatty take top spot at Drilling and Tapping

The 2010 Institute of Water National Drilling and Tapping main event was won by Balfour Beatty in a closely fought contest.

Lobby your MP, lobby your potential MPs on green business agenda.

Despite apparent cross-party support for the green agenda, the General Election still brings the risk that progress towards a low carbon economy will be disrupted, says Adrian Wilkes.

It's not all about the carbon

Reducing carbon emissions is important but we must take care not to allow it to blind us to the importance of the rest of the sustainability agenda.

Energy efficiency - is it people or technology?

Keeping staff informed and educating people about green improvements was discussed at NEMEX.

Eastern Europe's contamination legacy a 'disaster'

A combined legacy of neglect and corruption has left many eastern European countries with huge pollution problems, according to a leading contamination expert at BEX.

Crime scene investigation prove the solution at BEX

Autopsying a horse and using the latest CSI-style techniques has proved to be the perfect tonic to a remediation problem at SustainabilityLive!

Greener data centres and server rooms

Greening information and communication technologies was top of the agenda at the NEMEX theatre of Sustainabilitylive!

Judge Charlie Dervison

Volcano ash crisis hits drilling and tapping

The annual speed-plumbing showdown that sees water companies from across Britain and Holland pit their teams' skills against one other has been affected by the air travel lockdown.

Moving to a low carbon sustainable economy on the agenda at ET

The road towards a low carbon economy will be laid out at the ET theatre during sustainabilitylive!

Adrian Wilkes talks financial implications of climate change at SB

Financial implications of climate change, missed opportunities at COP15 and the 'climategate' emails will also feature in a key talk at Sustainabilitylive!

Visitors to NEMEX will get a unique perspective on COP15

Hiding in a toilet and blogging 24 hours a day from Copenhagen's Bella Centre has given one Sustainabilitylive! speaker a unique take on COP15.

Unlocking CRC financial rewards at NEMEX

Energy company npower will roll out the big guns at NEMEX as it explains the financial benefits for firms under the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) energy efficient scheme.

Discussing remediation at BEX

A high level panel chaired by a leading remediation expert will discuss the latest breakthroughs in the industry at BEX.

Gas data interpretation at BEX

Understanding gas data and how it impacts on remediation will be among the key talks at BEX.

Population pressures could make water shortages a UK crisis

Although Britain is typically seen as a damp, rainy nation water shortages could be a very real environmental crisis as demand from a high population squeezed onto a small island puts pressure on this deceptively limited resource.

Green Transport Day at ET

Motor vehicles are the biggest cause of emissions the average person will create so how do you move to a more sustainable form of transport?

Environmental footprints at SB

NQA joins a host of high-level speakers taking part in the Sustainable Business conference at Sustainabilitylive!.

Hydrogen power tops the bill at SB

Recent advances in hydrogen fuel cells have brought the technology back to the forefront of environmental thinking.

ABB aims to make a big splash at IWEX

Water experts from ABB will be delivering a series of lectures at the IWEX exhibition at Sustainabilitylive!

npower to cut carbon at NEMEX

Visitors to the NEMEX arena of Sustainabilitylive will have the chance to learn about the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC) and cut their carbon footprint.

NEMEX leads to Australian business venture for Cornish firm

A firm who demonstrated how to cut energy wastage at last year's Sustainabilitylive! have been invited to Australia after showcasing their wares at the show.

Chromium-contaminated pilot results to be revealed

The results of a much anticipated trial into the remediation of chromium-contaminated land are to be revealed at BEX part of SustainabilityLive! at Birmingham's NEC.

No drips allowed at annual water skills contest

Water engineers will be put under pressure at the annual Institute of Water Drilling and Tapping Championships.

Understanding contamination legislation at BEX

Understanding the legislation and what is required of your business under contaminated land rules will feature prominently at BEX.

The IWEX 2009 seminar programme was a major success

IWEX seminar needs you

IWEX, the UK's leading water event, takes place at Birmingham's NEC from April 20-22, 2010. And the event's organiser, Faversham House Group (FHG), is calling for papers for the 2010 seminar programme.

It's in a class of its own

As the event director at FHG, Donna Bushell is responsible for organising IWEX. WET News editor Maureen Gaines caught up with her to find out what's happening behind the scenes to ensure next year's show is the biggest - and best - yet.

Inside the award-winning gasification plant

Gasification plant gets green accolade

The UK's first gasification plant to process municipal waste has won national recognition for its innovative approach by scooping the 'Renewable energy project of the year award' in the Environment & Energy Awards 2009.

SB - The Event has arrived

After months of planning, Sustainable Business - The Event is finally here. John Haven explains why the show is so vital as business prepares for a low-carbon economy.

Edie's parent awarded green standards

The publishing house responsible for has been awarded a kitemark for sustainable events management.

There's no business like show business

IWEX 2008 took place at Birmingham's NEC last month as part of Sustainabilitylive!, organised by WET News publisher Faversham House Group.

Making sense of SustainabilityLive! - the shows at a glance

Four shows in one - but what do they all cover? A quick glance at the guide below makes it crystal clear.

Environmental awards bonanza

Two awards ceremonies celebrating the successes of the environmental industries will be held in Birmingham during SustainabilityLive!

ETI to hold meet and greet at Sustainabilitylive!

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) will play host at a lunch at Sustainabilitylive! 2008 in a bid to share its plans for the renewable energy research market.

Want a Birthday Present?, Europe's leading online resource for environmentalists, is celebrating its 10th birthday at SustainabilityLive!

On your marks, get set, drill

If plumbing were an Olympic sport, it would look a lot like the IWO National Drilling & Tapping Championship.

And the award goes to...

The finalists of the second annual Water Industry Achievement Awards have been chosen and, judging by the success of last year's event, the awards dinner promises to be a night to remember

IWEX comes back with a vengeance

The International Water & Environment Exhibition made an attention-grabbing return to the NEC in Birmingham last month after an 18-month absence. And visitors flocked in their thousands

Testing one, two, three

Having a stamp of approval from an independent third party can give a product a competitive edge, as companies exhibiting at SustainabilityLive! this week have proved.

Revolutionary thinking

Flooding and water shortages will drive a revolution in the way we manage water resources. The water industry will need to be innovative, and to put an end to its short-sightedness, writes Merlin Hyman.

Chemical countdown

New regulation about chemicals, called Reach, is about to come into force - and it's going to affect almost every business in Europe, writes Tim Jessel

A passion for energy

Next May, a new Energy Manager of the Year will be found. Former winner Andy Watson explains why he entered, and how the accolade, which is sponsored by EB publisher Faversham House Group, benefited his company

Brazil's Atlantic Forests are some of the world's most valuable

Concentrate efforts on 15 countries’ forests United Nations says

Efforts to save the world’s last, critically important forests should initially focus on just a handful of countries, a new satellite-based study by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has found.

Drought and flooding alleviation needs forward planning

The alleviation of flooding across Europe requires co-ordination between administrations, and the impact of drought can be lessened by identifying and acting on the problem in advance, although it should be remembered that both events are natural, with flooding, in particular, being important in the geomorphological and ecosystem development of rivers, says a new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

EA upgrades flood warning systems

The Environment Agency is investing £3.4m to upgrade and improve flood warning systems in the North West.

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