Major packaging reforms spearhead Resources and Waste Strategy
London Mayor unveils van scrappage scheme for small businesses
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has today (18 December) unveiled plans for a new £23m van scrappage scheme, aimed at helping small business owners switch from old diesel vehicles to low-carbon alternatives.
WRAP: UK fashion industry moving quickly to improve environmental footprint of clothing
The UK's fashion industry is moving at a pace to reduce carbon emissions and water waste within its supply chains, although far slower progress is being made on research efficiency, new research from WRAP has concluded.
Government to fund network of 'smart' domestic EV chargers
The UK Government has this week launched a new mandate requiring all domestic electric vehicle (EV) chargers supported by its EV Homecharge Scheme to include "smart" technologies such as remote charging and demand-response capabilities.
Ribena to launch lightweight bottles made from 100% recycled plastic
Soft drinks firm Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) is set to launch a lightweight redesign of its Ribena bottles in the new year, in a bid to further reduce its plastic output.
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Offshore wind capacity in 2018 'smashes' previous record
This year has seen a record-breaking amount of new UK offshore wind capacity installed, according to new figures from Renewable UK.
Resources and Waste Strategy: Green business community reacts
In the newly-launched Resources and Waste Strategy, Defra has pledged to make producers pay for the full costs of recycling or disposing the packaging they produce. But how has this commitment, alongside the Strategy's other key measures, been met by members of the green community?
Waitrose targets glitter phase-out by 2020
Waitrose has pledged to phase out glitter from its own-label cards, wrap, crackers, tags, flowers and plants, as part of plans to reduce the impact of plastics on the environment.
Aquila Capital pledges to offset emissions of residential developments
Alternative asset manager Aquila Capital has committed itself to offset all CO2 emissions related to its residential developments until 2025.
Nations agree on Paris Agreement rulebook, fail on climate ambition
COP24 Covered: Days 9-10 - net-zero industry clusters and 'Swiss cheese' strategies
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Tesco's EV charging network and Sweden's ice hotel: The sustainability success stories of the week
"The window of opportunity for preventing the worst effects of climate change is fast closing."
"If renewables were invented in 2025 I think you would see it reaching scale much faster."
"there needs to be a deliberate focus on what the long-term future of a company is going to reveal."
"Markets are being driven by sustainability and I feel that sustainability experts are running the show."