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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

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.

Zero Waste Scotland chief executive Iain Gulland and Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change, Environment and Land Reform Roseanna Cunningham at the Scottish Resources Conference 2016 in Edinburgh

Scotland opens up 'circular regions' funding to drive SME resource revolution

Scotland's Cabinet Secretary for Climate Change, Environment and Land Reform Roseanna Cunningham has this week announced a targeted funding call to better support the nation's SMEs in embrace the shift to a circular economy.

Listen to eight exclusive interviews about the circular economy and responsible retail in this special two-part episode of the edie podcast

The Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 11 (Parts 1&2) - Circular economy dreams and responsible retail

What are the next steps that need to be taken to make the circular economy a reality? And are current retail business models fit for purpose if we are to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon, resource-efficient future? Part two...

Final figures for 2015-16 show that Wales is recycling double the waste it did a decade ago and is exceeding the current statutory recycling target of 58%

Wales doubles recycling rates in 10 years

Wales continues to lead the UK on waste management as new recycling figures for this year reveal that the country has doubled the amount of waste it has recycled over the past decade.

The report calls on every country, every major city and every company that deals with food supply chains to set targets consistent with the aims of the SDGs

Target, measure, act: Global scale-up needed to accelerate food waste reduction

One year on from the establishment of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), nations and businesses have been urged to target, measure and reduce food waste in line with Goal 12.3, which calls for food waste to be halved by 2030.

Sources said that Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania and Bulgaria support Berlin’s idea, while the UK, Italy, Finland and Greece, are open to considering it

Germany wants to scrap EU recycling targets

Germany, the EU's most influential country and its leading recycler, has called for recycling targets in the European Commission's Circular Economy package of green laws to be scrapped.

With the zero-waste status in place, Vacherin has pledged to ramp-up its recycling efforts. The company’s recycling rate already sits at 70% - well above the industry average of 57%

Vacherin becomes zero-waste business one year ahead of schedule

London catering business Vacherin has revealed that it has achieved a zero-waste to landfill business status, one year ahead of schedule, as it also closes in on an 80% recycling target set for 2018.

Zero Waste Scotland is encouraging applications from predominantly urban areas to follow the two existing Zero Waste Towns in the smaller rural locations of Dunbar and Bute

Candidates sought for Scotland's third 'Zero Waste Town'

Zero Waste Scotland are seeking candidates to apply for the title of Scotland's third 'Zero Waste Town' by demonstrating a commitment to circular economy principles.

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".

Mars has achieved zero-waste-to-landfill status at all of its factories around the world, while Ford is now zero-waste-to-landfill at all of its manufacturing plants in Europe

Mars and Ford hit big zero-waste-to-landfill milestones

Multinational corporations Mars and Ford have announced zero-waste-to-landfill achievements across their respective factories in their latest sustainability reports.

Carpet is woven at Interface Europe's manufacuring facility in Scherpenzeel, the Netherlands. The company wants to ignite a green industrial revolution. Photo: Interface

Climate Take Back: Inside Interface's bold new mission to reverse climate change

EXCLUSIVE: Just four years away from its ambitious Mission Zero deadline, global carpet manufacturer and sustainability leader Interface has decided to evolve its sustainability strategy, developing an unparalleled initiative that goes "beyond the boundaries" of any single company. edie's Matt Mace investigates.

The LARAC chair said the organisation looked forward to working with both the REA and the Government to find solutions to the UK’s recycling and sustainability needs

REA calls for 'urgent' collaboration between food waste industry and local authorities

Increased collaboration and action is needed between the food waste industry and local authorities to boost recycling and food waste capture rates, according to the Renewable Energy Association (REA) and the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC).

Workshop spaces and a tour of the premises will be available to visitors during the grand opening of the Remakery, located at 125 Leith Walk

Edinburgh launches 'Remakery' to ignite re-use and repair revolution

An Edinburgh social enterprise has set up a unique re-use and repair superstore to encourage second-hand shopping and enable more people to learn key repair skills in the Scottish capital, as a way of driving a circular economy.

The new ESA report outlines four areas that the Government should focus on to push towards a circular economy

Waste industry calls for 'urgent Government intervention' to drive UK circular economy

Whilst UK recycling rates continue to creep upwards, "urgent Government intervention" is needed to create a more resilient waste collection system that transforms the nation into a world-leader when it comes to waste and resource management.

Sainsbury's AD partnership with ReFood helps the retailer deliver its commitment to send zero operational waste to landfill

Sainsbury's set to expand AD scheme to power more stores from food waste

A scheme which sees a number of Sainsbury's supermarkets powered by renewable energy generated from food waste is to be rolled out to a further six stores, after a successful first year saw green gas produce 10% of the retailer's entire national energy consumption.

The rules, subject to approval by the Parliament and the Council of Ministers, are a first step to adapting the economy to a future of finite resources and a booming population

EU vows tough enforcement of circular economy package

The circular economy package of waste and recycling laws will be backed by tougher European Commission enforcement than seen under previous administrations, an official yesterday (5 April) told plastic industry delegates.

Clyde Arc bridge reflected in river Clyde Glasgow. Zero Waste Scotland is hoping to drive a business-led circular economy across the country

Scotland's SMEs urged to 'seize opportunity' of resource revolution

Scotland's circular economy body Zero Waste Scotland has today (18 March) launched an £18m fund to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) explore and pioneer ways to develop a circular economy.

The boat will be used each day to fish more waste out of the water systems and put a spotlight on the effects of plastics in our waters

Interface builds boat from 7,000 plastic bottles to tackle ocean pollution

The world's largest carpet tile manufacturer has joined forces with a 'plastic fishing' company to design and create a unique boat made from more than 7,000 plastic bottles fished from the canals of Amsterdam.

MillerCoors Fort Worth Brewery in Texas reduced waste by 66 percent in 2015 compared to 2014

MillerCoors toasts zero waste to landfill status after behaviour change drive

America's second-largest brewer has achieved landfill-free operations at all of its major breweries across the country, thanks to an enhanced focus on employee engagement and behaviour change.

Unilever estimate that eliminating waste from these 600 sites has contributed to cost-benefits of €200million

More than 600 Unilever sites reach zero waste to landfill status

Unilever has today (9 February) revealed that more than 600 of its sites across 70 countries have achieved zero waste to landfill status, after the company identified alternate routes for non-hazardous waste streams in its operations.

Peterborough's new Energy Recovery Facility has started receiving deliveries from Peterborough City Council

Peterborough opens £72m energy recovery plant

A new state-of-the-art Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Peterborough is expected to help the city divert 95% of its waste from landfill.

Two-fifths of diners say they are too embarrassed to ask restaurant staff for a ‘doggy bag’

Scottish 'doggy bag' scheme could cut restaurant food waste by 42%

The Scottish Government has launched a new food-waste reduction scheme designed to encourage restaurant goers to take their leftovers home with them.

GM is working across the globe to make 150 plants landfill free by 2020

Vauxhall goes landfill-free across all European facilities

Global car manufacturers General Motors has announced that all of its Vauxhall facilities across Europe are 100% landfill free, with the facilities either recycling, reusing or creating energy from daily waste operations.

Approximately 350,000 tonnes of used clothing ends up in landfill each year

Scottish designers to create 'high fashion' from discarded clothes

Two fashion designers will create new high-end clothing collections from garments that have been given to charity, after winning a competition organised by Zero Waste Scotland and the Salvation Army.

Unilever was recently named by sustainability experts as having made the biggest contribution to advancing solutions to climate change in the past five years

Unilever to be carbon positive by 2030

Global consumer goods firm Unilever has announced a new target to be carbon positive across its operations by 2030.

The project will examine the 40-metre long ovens used to manufacture KitKats

Nestle forms new energy reduction partnership

The world's largest food company has announced a new partnership with Sheffield Hallam University to explore resource efficiency across a range of its operational value chain.

McDonalds will source wood fibre from recycled sources certified to at least one global standard

McDonald's sources certified wood fibre for front end packaging

Fast-food giant McDonalds has announced that all of its European-sourced packaging is now sourced from chain-of-custody certified wood fibre, as the company continues on its journey to source 100% sustainable packaging in Europe.

The 1,970-panel installation at Nestlé Fawdon was officially opened by pupils from Malvin's Close Primary Academy

Fruit Pastilles get greener as Nestlé fires up giant solar system

Nestlé's Fawdon factory in Newcastle upon Tyne, which produces Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles, Rolo, Toffee Crisp and Caramac, is now home to the largest solar panel installation in the North East of England.

The 'take, make, waste' economy is running up against the world's increasingly scarce raw materials

Let's throw away old notions of waste: it's time for new circular economy policies

The circular economy is about much more than recycling and landfill. As Accenture's Peter Lacy argues, businesses and consumers need governments to reward innovation through effective incentives.

Ignoring sustainability issues could prove costly to restaurants

Food waste: Opportunity knocks for hospitality businesses

With sustainability becoming an increasingly important factor in dining decisions, ReFood's commercial director Philip Simpson explores how increasing food waste recycling in bars, restaurants and hotels could boost customer footfall, as well as reducing waste management costs.

Zero Waste Scotland said that re-using rather than recycling 100 sofas can save 1.5 tonnes of carbon.

Zero Waste Scotland launches social media campaign to inspire upcycling

Zero Waste Scotland has launched an 8-week social media campaign to encourage Scots to 'upcycle' unwanted pieces of furniture.

With the collectors unable to enter a residents home the furniture is either left outside and exposed to weather, or cut up into pieces so it can be transported to landfill

Britons throw away more than 300,000 tonnes of reusable furniture every year

A new report has called on local authorities and manufacturers of 'bulky waste' - waste too big for normal disposal - to put a greater emphasis on the reuse of unwanted furniture.

7-10 billion tonnes of urban waste is produced each year, with 3 billion people across the globe lacking access to efficient waste disposal facilities

UNEP: 'Urgent response' needed to avert global waste crisis

The first ever worldwide waste report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says immediate action is required to shift from 'take-make-use-waste' to a circular economy.

95% said they expect sustainability issues to exert an even greater influence on their dining decisions in five years' time

Survey: Restaurants ignore sustainability 'at their peril'

More than 90% of consumers say they would be more likely to go to a restaurant that publicised its environmental impact and the provenance of its food.

Over the span of 12 years Wales has reduced the amount of resources it was sending to landfill by over 1.1 million tonnes, saving over £83m in Landfill Tax alone

£80m saved as Wales' recycling rates continue to rise

Latest figures show that Wales' recycling and composting rate for the past year has reached 56% - a 2% climb from 2013.

Richard Lochhead believes circular economy offers an 'exciting perspective' for Scotland

Scotland launches circular economy consultation

Scotland's environment secretary Richard Lochhead yesterday (20 August) launched a consultation aiming to create a fully fledged circular economy for the country.

Refreshing reductions: the brewer of Coors Light cut water use by 3.3%

Molson Coors saves 500 million litres in water reduction drive

Global beer producer Molson Coors is on track towards its 2020 energy targets with reductions in carbon emissions, water use and waste-to-landfill, according to its latest sustainability report released today (17 August).

Zero Waste Scotland's new toolkit aims to boost staff engagement

Zero Waste Scotland launches guide to office resource efficiency

The Scottish Government-funded Zero Waste Scotland has launched a new toolkit that aims to help businesses improve their resource efficiency.

The Facility is being launched today at Edinburgh's Ocean Terminal shopping centre

Scotland opens shared circular economy design hub

A new communal working space designed to encourage fashion and textile workers to work more sustainably has opened in Edinburgh.

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.

Mars’ Sustainable in a Generation plan aims to make the company completely fossil-fuel free by 2040

Mars slashes environmental impact with renewable energy surge

Global confectionary giant Mars has released its 2014 sustainability report, highlighted by a 54% year-on-year increase in the amount of renewable energy used by the company.

Zero Waste Scotland believes investing in remanufacturing could add £620m to the Scottish economy

Scotland offers £100,000 to remanufacturing innovators

Zero Waste Scotland's chief executive Iain Gulland has today (28 July) announced the launch of a new fund to boost remanufacturing innovation.

Overall plastic bag use in the UK has increased 2.4% from 2013-14

UK plastic bag use up again, but single-use charges cut Scottish consumption

Plastic bag use in the UK has increased for the fifth year running, with almost nine billion bags used collectively in 2014, according to data released today (24 July).

Levi Strauss will offer discounts to customers recycling clothing in its stores

Levi's rolls out clothing recycling scheme across US stores

Levi Strauss has announced plans to open clothing recycling collection points at all its local stores.

(L-R): Ecolateral’s Peter Jones; DHL Envirosolution’s Amanda Williams and Andrew Haynes; and compere Alistair McGowan

What makes a Sustainability Leader? Case study: JD Wetherspoon & DHL

With deadline day for entry to edie's 2015 Sustainability Leaders Awards fast approaching, we take a closer look at the collaboration between pub chain JD Wetherspoon and logistics firm DHL Supply Chain which took home last year's Waste & Resource Management award.

Pier Luigi Sigismondi recently spoke at a Unilever zero-waste event, urging other businesses to make their own sustainability commitments

Unilever's supply chain chief: Employee engagement holds key to long-term success

EXCLUSIVE: Unilever's chief supply chain officer Pier Luigi Sigismondi believes a "lack of focus and understanding" and short-termism is holding back the global transition to a more sustainable economy.

The partnership comes as part of the Uk-wide 'Love your clothes' campaign

Zero Waste Scotland partners with festival to promote 'eco-friendly' fashion

This year's Edinburgh International Fashion Festival will feature a new focus on sustainability, thanks to a new partnership with Zero Waste Scotland.

Richard Lochhead MSP says the Conservative party's 'Euro-scepticism' is ignoring what's right for the environment

MSP hits out at UK's 'reluctance' over circular economy

EXCLUSIVE: Britain's transition to a circular economy is being stifled by an unenthusiastic Government that is seemingly reluctant to support EU regulation, according to Scotland's Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead.

Commercial property is responsible for approximately 18% of the UK’s current carbon emissions

Property giant streamlines green goals to preserve prosperity

Britain's largest commercial property company has slashed its number of environmental targets from 15 to five, claiming the simplification will help it "move beyond CR to being a fully sustainable business".

The course at Chambers Bay does not feature the lush greens characteristic of US golf

'Brown is the new green' at sustainable US Open golf course

The US Open golf championship, which kicked off this week, is being held at a course labelled "the poster child of sustainable golf", but not all players are happy with the new water-reduced playing surface.

The report is one of the first globally to quantify the environmental impacts of the circular economy at a national scale

Scotland makes climate case for circular economy

A circular economy in Scotland would reduce carbon emissions by up to 11 million tonnes a year without sacrificing the nation's financial prosperity, a new report from Zero Waste Scotland has found.

Zero Waste Scotland is offering interest-free loans up to £100,000 to help Scottish businesses improve their resource efficiency

£100,000 loans on offer to boost Scottish firms' efficiency

Zero Waste Scotland is offering interest-free loans up to £100,000 to help Scottish businesses improve their resource efficiency.

The Fawdon factory, near Newcastle, is converting four tonnes of solid waste and 200,000 litres of liquid waste into renewable energy and clean water each day.

Nestle factory reaches zero-waste milestone

Nestle's largest UK factory has achieved zero-waste-to-landfill and cut emissions by 10%, one year after installing a giant anaerobic digester.

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.

Zero Waste Scotland is calling for people across the country to join its mission to reduce food waste

Scotland to recruit 'volunteer army' to drive circular economy

Zero Waste Scotland is recruiting more than 1,000 'zero waste volunteers' to support its mission to reduce food waste, boost recycling rates and promote re-use, repairing and sharing across the country.

Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough has implemented a first-of-its-kind assessment scheme, the Growing Greener pledge

Retailer engagement brings huge environmental benefits for shopping centre

Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough has successfully engaged with its retailers to achieve significant reductions in energy, waste and water use.

Charlotta Lyon says the Carlsberg Circular Community has driven transformational change for the Danish brewer and its value network

Businesses must 'think outside of the box' with sustainability strategies, says Carlsberg

EXCLUSIVE: Today's business models are not fit for purpose if we are to deliver the transformational change needed to create a sustainable future, and firms need to be willing to step out of their 'comfort zone' to drive positive change.

Nestle's commitment to sustainability has already been acknowledged by it being named best in its sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index Series 2013

Nestle achieves key sustainability targets ahead of time

Nestlé has today released its Creating Shared Value Report 2014, revealing it to have hit several key sustainability targets two years early.

Melbourne's Rectangle Stadium features a rainwater collection system that saves up to 500,000 gallons of water every year

Greening the game: The world's most sustainable stadiums

Sports stadiums and pitches often require vast amounts of energy, water and raw materials to maintain them, with little prior thought given to sustainability. But the vast amounts of money involved in professional sport lends itself to exciting innovations, and the stadiums are no different.

Events organisers that adopt sustainability are rewarded with reduced costs and increases in profit and turnover, says the report

Green event guide launched by Zero Waste Scotland

Zero Waste Scotland has published a new guide to help event organisers deliver environmentally sustainable events.

The fund will train third sector staff to repair electronics, textiles and furniture

Scottish third sector given funding to boost repair skills

Scottish third sector organisations who specialise in re-use could be given up to £1500 each to help them train their staff to repair electronics, textiles and furniture.

Sustainability scrum: A green guide to the Six Nations in six graphs

Wales comes out on top for recycling rates, France is dominating electric car sales and Scotland is leading the pack on emissions reductions. But just how sustainable are the Six Nations?

Working together, the two facilities will save around 1.3 million tonnes of CO2e emissions

GIB invests in groundbreaking £111m recycling plant

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) is one of three investors funding a first-of-its-kind £111m recycling and waste facility in Scotland.

The O2 Recycle initiative has paid out £100m since its launch in 2009

O2 'streets ahead of competitors' on e-waste recycling

Mobile operator O2 has saved 142,000kg of waste from landfill through its O2 Recycle initiative, paying out £100m for old phones and tablets in the process.

Zero Waste Scotland wants to show people that second-hand isn't second-best

Zero Waste Scotland urges shoppers to embrace sharing economy

Zero Waste Scotland is bringing the 'sharing economy' concept to Glasgow with a week of activity planned to encourage shoppers to swap and pass on their old goods.

The technology is already installed at 30 Sainsbury's stores across the country, cutting overall energy consumption by 30% at the chosen locations

Sainsbury's heats stores using fridges to slash energy consumption

Sainsbury's is pioneering the use of ground-source heating technology by collecting the warmth from the back of its refrigerators to heat up its stores - cutting energy use by more than 30%.

The investment will be used to build Tamar Energy's 'next wave' of AD plants

Tamar Energy secures industry-first loan to support 'next wave' of AD plants

Confidence in the anaerobic digestion (AD) market has been reaffirmed with a 'first-of-its-kind' £32m investment from RBS to support the UK's leading AD plant operator.

Carlsberg has initiated a three-year project to develop a biodegradable and biobased bottle made from sustainably sourced wood-fibre

Carlsberg toasts circular economy with biodegradable beer bottles

Carlsberg has launched a new cross-sector collaborative project to develop the world's first fully biodegradable wood-fibre beer bottle as part of its Carlsberg Circular Community (CCC) initiative.

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.

The 'Great Recovery' project is a partnership by Zero Waste Scotland with the RSA

Further boost for Scotland's circular economy with design collaboration project

A new partnership by Zero Waste Scotland is aiming to accelerate the country's progress towards a circular economy by calling on resource experts, product scientists and material scientists to collaborate and re-think design.

Scottish Institute for Remanufacture aims to accelerate Scotland's transition to a circular economy

Scotland's circular economy to be supported by new research hub

The first major research institute in Europe tasked with growing remanufacturing businesses and driving the circular economy has opened today (21 January) in Scotland.

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.

The organisation is also advising businesses to prepare for the next phase of food waste recycling requirements on 1 January 2016

Zero Waste Scotland tells firms to keep recycling

One year since the introduction of the Waste (Scotland) Regulations, Zero Waste Scotland has urged businesses to make sure they continue to comply by separating materials for recycling.

How to recycle like a champ on Boxing Day

Traditionally Boxing Day means piles of unwanted wrapping paper, bags and boxes in our homes, but this year Zero Waste Scotland has released a handy re-use and recycle guide to ease the waste.

The Scottish Government has outlined five resource-efficient tips for businesses to save energy and money over the Christmas break

Firms told to switch off and save over Christmas

Resource Efficient Scotland, a programme delivered by Zero Waste Scotland, is encouraging organisations to be more sustainable and save money over the Christmas and New Year break.

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.

Diageo has announced 20 new sustainability and responsibility targets for 2020

Diageo raises a glass to water efficiency with revamped CSR targets

International alcohol firm Diageo has committed to dramatically reduce its water use through a 50% improvement in water use efficiency by 2020.

Retailers will be challenged to separate their waste into seven different, colour-coded waste streams

Leeds' largest shopping centre tells retailers to 'Make Your Mark' on recycling

Trinity Leeds shopping centre has launched a 'Make Your Mark' recycling campaign to encourage its 120 businesses to implement best practice in waste-management.

Over 250 retailers have already registered an interest in Zero Waste Scotland's Carrier Bag Commitment

Scotland launches new carrier bag reporting tool as usage plummets

Retailers signed up to Zero Waste Scotland's Carrier Bag Commitment will now be able to access a new reporting portal that can track how many single-use carrier bags are still being sold and how much revenue is being generated.

Help and advice on going green will be available at the touch of a smart-phone button for retailers

Green Retail app helps small firms save big on energy and waste

Zero Waste Scotland has unveiled a new app for iOS to help small businesses save money on their energy, water and waste bills.

A new fund from Zero Waste Scotland will help Scottish fashion designers create zero waste, closed-loop clothing and apparel ranges

Scotland continues circular economy drive with sustainable fashion fund

Zero Waste Scotland has launched a new fund to help Scottish fashion designers create zero-waste, closed-loop clothing ranges.

FCC Environment maps the politics of waste

Resource management firm FCC Environment unveils 'mapping the politics of waste' report

Recycling and resource management firm FCC Environment has launched an assessment of how the UK's political landscape might affect the waste and resource agenda over the next five years.

Approximately 42% of Carlsberg's total carbon footprint is derived from packaging

Carlsberg faces up to 'tough' circular economy changes

The uptake of a circular economy business model at Carlsberg has been admittedly difficult as the brewing company battles the perfect storm of poor government engagement, a lack of industry collaboration and in-house habitual change.

Zero Waste Scotland launches fund for material recovery facility operators

Zero Waste Scotland launches new funding scheme to improve recycling quality

Zero Waste Scotland has unveiled a new £90,000 capital grant fund for materials recovery facility (MRF) operators to purchase standardised testing equipment enabling them to effectively test, monitor and record their material quality.

The Scottish Institute of Remanufacture to realise the value of materials like gold and electrical components

New Institute of Remanufacture to drive Scotland's circular economy

Funding of £1.3m has been announced for the Scottish Institute of Remanufacture to realise the value of materials like gold and electrical components harvested from recycled televisions, mobile phones and computers.

(Left to right) Glasgow Computer Recycling's Grant Morgan, Zero Waste Scotland's Iain Gulland and Barr Environmental's Gordon Whiteford

Resource management firms join Zero Waste Scotland's Sector Commitment

Glasgow Computer Recycling and Barr Environmental have become the latest companies to sign up for Zero Waste Scotland's Resource Sector Commitment.

The firm has also reduced waste per unit by 7% since 2013, as part of its 'betterbusiness' sustainability scheme.

'Betterbusiness' pays off for RB with zero-waste milestone

Multinational consumer goods firm RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser) has achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill across its European and North American (ENA) factories, thanks to the implementation of various location-specific innovations.

Every retailer in Scotland will charge at least 5p for each new carrier bag they give to shoppers.

Carrier bag charge: In numbers

On Monday (20 October), Scotland will introduce its levy on single-use carrier bags (SUCB), meaning they can no longer be given away free of charge. To help explain the facts and figures surrounding the levy, edie has compiled a list of carrier bag sustainability statistics.

Molson Coors recently opened a new packaging line at its Burton Brewery as part of plans to modernise its brewing infrastructure

Molson Coors turns beer green with lightweight innovation

Juggling sustainability with customer expectations is a daily balancing act for brewery firms like Molson Coors. The solution it would seem lies in not in the beer, but the packaging, as Maxine Perella finds out.

DuPont and P&G will substitute starch ethanol with a cellulosic ethanol made from harvest by-products

DuPont and Procter & Gamble use agricultural waste in laundry detergent

DuPont and Procter & Gamble (P&G) have teamed up on a new initiative to use renewable agricultural biomass in the production of Tide-branded laundry detergent.

The clothing company has chosen to donate to the Trees for Life charity

Superdry signs bag-saving charity pledge

Two weeks before the Scottish carrier bag charge comes into force, fashion brand Superdry has signed up to Zero Waste Scotland's Carrier Bag Commitment.

Douglas McMaster is opening the UK's first permanent zero-waste restaurant in Brighton. Photo: Julia Claxton

Closed-loop dining: Inside the UK's first zero-waste restaurant

Visionary young chef Douglas McMaster is hoping to ignite behaviour change in the hospitality industry as he prepares to open the doors of the UK's first permanent zero-waste eatery in Brighton.

The new centre is expected to reduce energy consumption at the brewery to 4.5 kWh and improve CO2 emissions by 6.5%

UK brewery opens new energy centre to drive energy efficiency

Molson Coors has opened a new energy centre at its Burton Brewery as part of a plan to modernise its brewing infrastructure and technology.

Arla has pledged to send zero waste to landfill by 2015

Arla Foods on track to zero-carbon

Arla Foods, the maker of Anchor butter and Lurpak, is on its way to operating the world's first zero-carbon milk processing facility at its plant in Aylesbury.

Major international events and big business announcements made September a busy month for news

GALLERY: Top 10 sustainability stories in September 2014

What were the biggest stories for sustainability professionals in September? Find out in our editor's round-up which takes a look-back at the month in pictures.

PepsiCo has returned five billion litres of water to India

Pepsi promotes positive water impact, admits recycling challenge

PepsiCo saved 14 billion litres of water across its global operations last year, thanks to a 20% improvement in water-use efficiency, according to the company's latest sustainability report.

Virgin Media gave a 'thumbs down' for its total direct and indirect emissions in 2013

Virgin Media falling short of carbon reduction target

Virgin Media's total carbon emissions have risen by 2.6% since 2007, leaving the communications giant a long way from reaching its 2015 goal of a 15% reduction.

Davey says that the environment has always been a top priority for the Lib Dems

Lib Dems plan five new laws for a 'greener' Britain

The Liberal Democrat manifesto will include plans for five new laws to protect the environment, the party announced today.

Sustainable business strategies will help advance a post-2015 development agenda, the White Paper finds.

WEF blueprint defines the corporate sustainability spectrum

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released a White Paper on business sustainability to deepen understanding of its breadth and potential impacts.

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