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Election 2017 manifesto matrix: What the parties have said on energy and the environment

It's decision time. Tension is mounting among the green business community ahead of the UK election - but which party offers the most promising green policy approach? Here, edie has rounded up the most important inclusions (and exclusions) from each of the main parties' manifestos into a single, easy-to- read document.

edie Energy Insights 2017

EXCLUSIVE REPORT: edie's latest report offers an insight into business energy procurement, planning and purchasing priorities from efficiencies to onsite generation.

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38,000 people a year die early because of diesel emissions testing failures

The global human health impact of the diesel emissions scandal has been revealed by new research showing a minimum of 38,000 people a year die early due to the failure of diesel vehicles to meet official limits in real driving conditions.

In practice: Gatwick Airport's 'world-first' waste management plant

Gatwick’s pioneering energy-from-waste plant represents a huge step forward for sustainable aviation. Find out how it works, who was involved and the key results the facility is driving in this new 'in practice' case study.

A survey of 2,000 parents with children aged 18 and under found that seven in 10 parents still have baby clothes their children have outgrown

Mothercare launches baby clothing redistribution scheme with Hubbub

Mothercare has partnered with sustainability charity Hubbub to launch a pilot campaign aimed at supporting families to reduce textile waste, as research shows that UK homes are storing 183 millions items of outgrown baby clothing.

When combining the T-Charge with the Congestion charges, motorists could be faced with costs of around £21.50 daily

London to enforce world’s 'toughest' vehicle emissions charge in October, says Sadiq Khan

The "toughest" emission standard of any world city will enter into force in London from October 23, after London Mayor Sadiq Khan today (17 February) confirmed a £10 T-Charge to help curb air pollution in the capital.

edie Explains Demand Response

This guide to demand response, produced in association with edie’s supporting partner Flexitricity, explores and explains demand response for energy and sustainability professionals.

More than 260 million children are now employed across the globe, with an estimated 170 million subjected to child labour working conditions

How Britain's retailers can solve the Syrian refugee supply chain quandary

The shock revelation that Syrian refugee children have been found making clothes for a number of British fashion brands serves to highlight the desperate need for more robust procedures and increased collaboration among businesses to drive truly sustainable and ethical supply chains.

Andrex has a key role to play in engaging employees, customers and consumers to take action on the global sanitation crisis

Sharing sustainability success: From selling to showing

Kimberly-Clark's head of sustainability for EMEA Tom Berry explores how some of the world's most intractable development issues, such as increasing access to education and improving sanitation, require effective behaviour change programmes to create real progress.

Brimming with 39 commitments the Nestlé in Society CSR report is as much a behemoth of sustainability pledges as it is a beacon of business best practice

No breaks for Nestlé in its relentless pursuit of global supply chain sustainability

If you're one of the thousands of people across the globe heeding Nestlé's advice to 'have a break, have a KitKat' this lunchtime, it might be worth taking an additional moment to consider exactly how the world's largest food company is working to ensure its snacks are sustainably and ethically produced.

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edie backs 'clean cooking' through emissions offset partnership

edie is supporting the rollout of efficient cooking stoves in the developing world thanks to a partnership with ClimateCare.

Sky Rainforest Rescue Jaguar and WWF Panda held a 'discovery trail' for school pupils at Alice Holt Forest in Hampshire

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Sky has raised more than £9m to help keep a billion trees standing in the Amazon, thanks to a six-year partnership with WWF which concluded last week.

H&M aims to create a closed-loop system for textiles by turning unwanted garments into new apparel

H&M closes the loop with recycled denim range

Swedish clothing giant H&M is making strides towards its goal of creating a closed loop for fashion with the launch of a new denim range made from recycled and organic cotton.

25% of survey respondents stated that energy-saving lessons should be on the National Curriculum

One third of people want more children educated about recycling

A survey has shown that 30% of people in the UK believe that more should be done to educate school children about recycling.

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First steps: How the circular economy is revolutionising baby products

The bringing-up-baby business is booming, with a broad and ever-changing audience. But is the industry fit for purpose to deliver the transformational change needed to create a sustainable future? Brad Allen investigates...

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Linking sustainability and responsibility: participation toward social justice

Leading businesses now connect sustainability not just with being 'green', but with being a proactive force for good in a globalised economy.

Harry, Niall, Liam and Louis are trying to rally 1D fans into action on climate change and poverty

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Boyband One Direction have called on fans around the world to push governments to address climate change and poverty.

The 1.8MW Moorhouse Solar Farm will deliver 1,780 MWh of renewable electricity into the grid each year

Bristol opens first community solar farm

The European Green Capital of the year, Bristol, has opened its first-ever community-owned solar farm.

Halting Deforestation and Achieving Sustainability

Now is a critical moment to pause and consider how the current attention to “deforestation-free” sourcing can support the broader goal of protecting Earth’s natural ecosystems while sustaining a growing population and supporting equitable development.

Looking for green jobs: the impact of green growth on employment

There are many claims and counter-claims about whether green growth creates or destroys jobs. But fully assessing the consequences of environmental policies for employment presents a considerable challenge, and at present it is not possible for policy-makers to assess conflicting claims about the quality and quantity of green jobs that have already been created,or may be created in the future. This policy brief argues for a greater focus on indirect channels, taking into account a country’s particular economic structure and labour market institutions.

How to plan and deliver environmentally sustainable events

This guide provides simple, practical steps to support planning and delivery and help to minimise resource usage.

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Snack attack: Doritos under fire for palm oil provenance

The consumer group SumOfUs has launched an international ad campaign slamming Doritos and parent company PepsiCo for its 'destruction of the rainforest' and 'unsustainable use of palm oil'.

Apple had promised to improve working conditions in its suppliers' factories

Apple suppliers accused of poor treatment of workers

Apple has again come under fire for the treatment of workers in Chinese factories which make its products, following a new investigation by BBC Panorama.

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Todaysure Matthews Limited are part of a leading group of environmental companies, with dedicated manufacturing plants in the UK, Europe and the USA, each specialising in the manufacture of waste processing, incineration and cremation products.

MCA report: Low Carbon, Higher Growth

Earlier this year, as part of its Growth Programme, the MCA Think Tank assembled expert consultants working to help businesses reduce their carbon footprints. The session considered whether efforts to reduce carbon, instead of being a burden on enterprise, provided business opportunities in their own right. Their observations are the basis of this report.

The firm has made a host of new CSR commitments to help accelerate its sustainability strategy

Nestle steps up climate change leadership with new CSR commitments

Multinational food and beverage company Nestlé has teamed up with a number of organisations and made a host of new CSR commitments to help accelerate its sustainability strategy.

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New York Climate Summit: Multimedia Roundup

More than 120 international figureheads descended upon the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday (23 September) to raise political momentum for a meaningful universal climate agreement in Paris 2015 and galvanise transformative action to curb runaway greenhouse gas emissions.

Eric Pickles urges councils to back weekly waste collections

Pickles reiterates stance on weekly bin collections

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has reiterated his stance on weekly bin collections and claimed that the previous Labour Government ignored the electorate by focusing on fortnightly collections.


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