FedEx's drive for a more environmentally aware workforce is proving that high level communication and a competitive edge internally can significantly improve the efficiency of a business' operations.
As 2012 draws to a close - and the world hasn't ended - edie looks back on what has been a mixed 12 months for the sustainability sector and asks what might be in store for our community in 2013.
Industry and environmental bodies in Scotland have shown support
for new proposals to ensure environmental regulations are enforced.
London Mayor Boris Johnson has called on the nation's capital to recycle this Christmas and save £3.5m in the process.
The Energy and Climate Change Select Committee has expressed
concerns that approximately just 50% of the public have heard of
smart meters and not all of them support the roll-out.
Electricity generated from renewables increased from 9.1% in the third quarter of 2011, to 11.7% in the third quarter of 2012, according to latest figures.
A growing body of evidence suggests tackling food waste could help resolve many of the sustainability challenges faced by the food industry.
A report claiming that the economic life of onshore wind turbines
is significantly lower than previously estimated has been labelled
"absurd" by RenewableUK.
The Energy and Climate Change Committee is today launching an inquiry to investigate energy prices, profits and poverty.
The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) will see its budget cut by 11% next year as it undergoes a government review to ensure its work is delivering value for money.
Tighter regulations for the outputs of materials recycling facilities (MRFs) are essential if cost burdens on UK reprocessors and manufacturers are to be eased, new research suggests.
With six airlines and 150 aircrafts, TUI Travel has a significant environmental impact, but as the aviation sector looks to a sustainable future the travel company is aiming to operate the most carbon efficient airlines in Europe, according to Jane Ashton.
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