Sector summary: The state of sustainability in retail
This edie insight report explores some of the key drivers, challenges and opportunities facing sustainable business within the UK retail sector.
We Are the Oceans: a new way to educate consumers on plastic waste
As sustainability practitioners search for new ways to drive consumer engagement, edie's Matt Mace hears from the 23-year-old founder of a new campaign group which is utilising music, video games and social media campaigns to capture the hearts and minds of millennials in tackling the issue of ocean plastic waste.
Battle cry: Where should the War on Waste go next?
With edie's month of editorial content tailored to resource efficiency now in full swing, we highlight six areas where the influential 'War on Waste' circular economy campaign series should head next.
Costa replaces coffee cup recycling logo with 'Tidy Man' in war on waste pledge
EXCLUSIVE: Costa Coffee will remove the recycling symbol from all of its paper cups and is trialling in-store recycling systems at 50 of its UK stores as the retailer ramps up plans to "lead the industry" in the fight against coffee cup waste.
Recyclable coffee cups and mushroom packaging: 7 innovations that could win the war on waste
In a week that sees the recyclability of coffee cups and cardboard packaging come under scrutiny in Hugh's War on Waste, edie rounds up the potential technologies and solutions that Britain's retailers could be exploring to make 'waste' a word of the past.
The Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 07 - How to win the war on waste coffee cups
As Hugh's War on Waste throws coffee cups into the spotlight, edie hears from the recycling experts, circular economy gurus and retailers at the heart of the debate to explore exactly what needs to happen to solve the great coffee cup conundrum.
Hugh's War on Waste: The battle continues with coffee cup recycling in the spotlight
Celebrity chef-turned-eco-warrior Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is reigniting his 'War on Waste' TV series this week, with attention shifting from food waste to coffee cup recycling.
Unilever and Hubbub launch 'Joint Ambition for Zero Food Waste Britain'
Global consumer goods firm Unilever has teamed up with social enterprise charity Hubbub to launch a collaborative, social media-driven project aimed at eliminating food waste.
Jeremy Paxman issues rallying call for businesses to "win the war on litter"
Veteran BBC interrogator Jeremy Paxman has said he is "sick to the back teeth" of Britain's rising litter problem and is calling on businesses to take the initiative and collaborate for a mass behaviour change campaign to curb the issue.
Sainsbury's selects Derbyshire town for food waste innovation trial
Sainsbury's is investing £1m in a market town in Derbyshire to trial new food waste initiatives which could halve the town's waste.
WWF launches line of sustainable meals
Conservation charity WWF has teamed up with facilities manager and food services provider Sodexo to launch a new range of 10 'sustainable' meals.
Hugh's War on Waste puts fast fashion in the spotlight
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall continued his 'war on waste' last night (9 November), with the second episode of his TV show highlighting the need for a more sustainable fashion industry.
Hugh's war on food waste: Are supermarkets doing enough?
Chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has gone to war on waste, with a new TV show highlighting the food waste caused by exacting supermarket standards. But the retailers have been quick to tell edie about the steps they're taking to tackle the problem.
Modern Slavery Act 2015: key legal requirements
The Modern Slavery Act came into force on March 26, 2015. It is designed to address the problem of human trafficking and slavery in the 21st century. Clause 54 sets out provisions regarding supply chain transparency.
WRI: Extreme water stress in Middle East could stoke civil unrest
Countries from the Middle East will likely be be exposed to 'extreme water stress' by 2040, threatening national security, the World Resources Institute has found.
Climate change: world's wealthiest understand, but only half see it as threat
People living in the world's wealthiest nations generally understand what climate change is but in many countries just half perceive it to be a threat, new research has found.
UK Foreign Office: Climate change threat must be handled like nuclear proliferation
Climate change should be treated with the same gravity as the threat of nuclear war, a major new report from the UK Foreign Office has warned.
Jeremy Leggett: It's time to wake up to the fact that the war on carbon is being won
The green energy entrepreneur, environmental campaigner and founder of Solarcentury says the renewables revolution is gathering pace, and UK businesses are on the front-line.
What's the environmental impact of modern war?
Ban Ki-moon has called on nations to do more to protect the environment from the destruction of war, but even in times of peace our militaries have a huge impact on natural resources.