edie Explains: Energy storage
How does energy storage work? What are the business benefits of commercial battery systems? And how can they interact with other onsite energy technologies? This free edie Explains guide gives you everything you need to know.
Future Utilities Manager
New research from leading business energy consultancy Inenco has provided insight into how the role of the energy manager will change by 2030, and has highlighted the level of investment needed.
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Environment Agency calls for collaborative crackdown on waste crime
The Environmental Services Association (ESA), and the Environment Agency (EA) have agreed to a new public-private collaborative approach to target illegal waste sites and improve the technical competence of the waste sector.
Top tips to achieve supply chain sustainability
You’re only as strong as your weakest link. For sustainability professionals, supply chains can be highly complex and full of links that must be closely managed and supported to help achieve overarching corporate social responsibility standards.
edie explains: ISO 20400
This edie explains business guide, produced in association with edie's supporting partners Action Sustainability and BSI, provides an in- depth summary of the new ISO 20400 Standard which is the world's first international standard for sustainable procurement
MEPs bolster EU recycling and landfill targets
Members of the European Parliament's Environment Committee yesterday (24 January) moved to increase draft EU recycling and landfill targets that had been lowered by the European Commission in its re-tabled Circular Economy Package.
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 Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 04 - Plan A progress and carbon-neutral beer
Listen to exclusive interviews with M&S's director of sustainable business Mike Barry, the new director of the Corporate Leaders Group Jill Duggan, and Heineken's director of global sustainable development Michael Dickstein in this fourth episode of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast.
Wales recycling rates on the up, England urged to take heed
Rising recycling rates in Wales have prompted calls for the rest of the UK to follow suit and develop clearer, more coherent national waste management strategies in order to reach EU targets.
£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.
UK opposes new EU waste recycling targets in leaked paper
The UK has rubbished the idea of Europe setting new targets for recycling, despite warnings from the EU's environment commissioner that such measures should be non-negotiable.
Landfill closures promote waste as resource
Waste management firm Viridor has hailed the closure of two landfill sites as the "end of an era" as non-recyclable waste is instead being transformed into energy.
Sustainability Matter: Consumer research report
Consumers have always bought from brands they trust. But new research shows buyer loyalty is no longer just about confidence in product or service quality – it’s about trust in a company’s approach to the environment.
Aylesford Newsprint goes into administration
Aylesford Newsprint, a paper manufacturer which specialises in recycling paper for reuse as newsprint, has gone into administration.
World leaders urged to tackle food waste to save billions and cut emissions
Governments across the world should make reducing food waste an urgent priority in order to save as much as £194bn annually by 2030, according to a report.
Separate collections needed to solve London's food waste crisis
The London Assembly Environment Committee is urging local authorities in Greater London to implement separate food waste collections regardless of property type to improve the overall recycling rates in the capital
Unilever forms behaviour change partnership to tackle 'shocking' UK recycling rates
Unilever UK is seeking to promote green behaviour beyond its own operations in the form of a new recycling incentivisation partnership.
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.
DHL joins Circular Economy 100 to collaborate on reverse logistics
Package delivery behemoth Deutsche Post DHL is turning its focus to improving its logistics models to enable a more circular flow of goods, having being accepted as a Circular Economy 100 (CE100) member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
Eight million tonnes of plastic waste shifts from land to sea every year, new study finds
Around eight million tonnes of plastic waste find their way into the world's oceans each year, according to a new study.
Fracking will be allowed under national parks, MPs decide
Fracking companies will be allowed to drill horizontally under national parks and other protected areas if the wells start just outside their boundaries, after the government rowed back on its earlier acceptance of new environmental protections.
Defra report: Waste sector adds nearly £7bn to UK economy
The waste sector added £6.8bn in gross value to the economy in 2013 and supported 103,000 jobs, according to new government figures released on Thursday.
Green Investment Bank launches £50m fund for UK waste infrastructure
Business Minister Matthew Hancock has unveiled details of a £50m investment from the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) into a new fund targeting small-scale recycling and waste management projects across the country.
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.
Business leaders 'value' transport infrastructure more than waste
Business executives and urban policymakers across the world place more value on transport infrastructure than waste management services, according to a new report from FCC.
MPs urge Government to provide WRAP with 'sufficient funding' to help tackle food waste
A cross-party group of MPs has urged the Government to provide WRAP with 'sufficient public funding' for it to maintain momentum in its food waste reduction programmes.
Circular economy 'could create more than 200,000 jobs' in the UK
The development of a circular economy could create more than 200,000 jobs across the UK by 2030, according to a new study by WRAP and Green Alliance.
L'Oreal aims to improve environmental profile of packaging labels
Cosmetics giant L'Oreal Americas and self-adhesive label firm Avery Dennison are collaborating to identify and reduce the environmental impacts of packaging labels throughout the entire label lifecycle.
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.
Finnish dairy firm claims 'world first' with use of bio-based carton pack
Valio, a Finnish dairy company, has claimed that it has become the first company in the world to sell products to consumers in carton packaging made entirely from plant-based materials.
EFRA report response: Government must see waste as opportunity not cost
The waste and resources industry has condemned a 'disappointing' Government response to a report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA) which criticised Defra for 'stepping back' from waste.
Green Party pledges to cut train and bus fares
In the first announced policy from its forthcoming General Election manifesto, the Green Party has proposed a 10% cut in rail and bus fares "to relieve the national reliance on carbon-intensive forms of transport".
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.
European Commission scraps Circular Economy Package, 'more ambitious' proposal awaits
The European Commission has today (16 December) confirmed it is scrapping plans to introduce a Circular Economy Package, instead announcing it will launch a 'broader and more ambitious' waste package next year.