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.
edie Explains: Solar PPAs
A power purchase agreement (PPA), is a contract between an energy generator and an energy buyer or ‘end-user’. PPAs can provide a fixed price for energy generated over the duration of the contract, removing exposure to energy price volatility and allowing for accurate and predictable cost planning.
Retailers urged to seize growing consumer demand for electrical trade-ins
An overwhelming majority of British consumers have a desire to embrace circular business models when it comes to unwanted electrical and electronic products, according to new research from WRAP.
Retailer set to become the UK's largest fridge recycler
Online electricals retailer AO looks set to become the UK's largest fridge recycler, after merging with The Recycling Group (TRG) in a move expected to recycle up to 700,000 fridges annually.
Longevity or recyclability? Policy shift set to impact e-waste, says techUK
Eco-design is the "unsung" hero of climate action, and a host of new regulatory frameworks could soon create an ideal marketplace for technology businesses that are championing the circular economy.
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
Article 50: What we know (and don't know) about the environmental impact of Brexit
As the UK's departure process from the European Union (EU) officially commences with the triggering of Article 50, edie takes an in-depth look at how Brexit could affect Britain's green business community.
10 top tips to move from compliance to competitive edge on energy management
The energy efficiency path can be a long and winding road for businesses, but cutting through it can prove invaluable for long-term success.
edie Explains Water Retail
What are the benefits to your business? How do you switch? Which company should you choose and what happens if you don’t act when the market opens in April next year?
INFOGRAPHIC: Energy efficiency benchmarking survey
edie, in association with E.ON, conducted a survey with selected readers responsible for energy management, asking them to identify the energy efficiency activity they had already completed or had underway.
Greening the Apple: How sustainable is the new iPhone 7?
It features a longer battery life, is more energy-efficient, and a waterproof design will prevent damaged products going straight to landfill. But the ditching of the headphone jack could itself open up an e-waste black hole. So just how sustainable is Apple's new iPhone 7?
UK company awarded EU funding for waste electrical product recovery trials
UK-based IT disposal and asset retirement firm Re-Tek and Axion Consulting have been awarded separate trials to explore novel ways to boost the recovery process of critical raw materials (CRMs) from household waste electrical and electronic products (WEEE).
Securing healthy returns
The NHS, social care, and public health system face challenging times to ensure the investments we make have the best possible outcomes for current and future generations.
Sustainable Business Covered podcast: Episode 02 - Monkey dating and the 'S' word
Listen to an exclusive interview with The Body Shop's director of corporate responsibility and go behind the scenes at edie's Sustainability Communications Conference in this second episode of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast.
A Guide to Implementing Energy Savings Opportunities
Undertaking ESOS audits is intended to help businesses to identify opportunities to save energy – DECC analysis suggests that businesses could save over £250m (and 3TWh of energy) per year if they achieve just 5% of the cost-effective energy efficiency potential that audits should identify for buildings and industrial processes and modest savings on their transport energy consumption.
Government unveils £775,000 fund to boost electrical recycling
The Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has launched a £775,000 fund to help local authorities improve the collection, re-use and recycling of electrical goods.
Environment Agency secures €640,000 to tackle waste crime
The Environment Agency will use €640,000 in funds from the European Union to develop a network aimed at stopping the illegal international shipping of waste.
Only one third of European e-waste 'properly recycled'
Just one third of all used-but-still-functioning electronics were properly recycled across the EU in 2012, according to a major new study by the UN and Interpol.
Recycling e-waste could be worth up to €3.7bn by 2020
Efficient recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) could be worth €3.7bn to the European economy by 2020, a new study has found.
Blowing smoke: is vaping waste as bad as cigarette butts?
Consumers are not properly aware of the dangers of e-cigarette waste, with whole vaping devices being sent straight to landfill rather than being recycled.
WEEE: Tackling the next big business challenge
The recast Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive has now been in place in the UK for 18 months. The UK Government believes that the new system has produced an estimated £18m cost reduction for producers. Here, Scott Butler from the European Recycling Platform (ERP) explains why there is much work still to do.
E-Waste: The circular economy's achilles heel
With Recycle Week in full flow, James Rubin, chief executive of waste clearance firm Enviro Waste, highlights the huge importance of tackling e-waste in the transition to a circular economy.
Circular economy: WEEE guide for businesses
In the UK, we produce more than 300 million tonnes of general waste each year. Only 2% of e-waste is reused, even though 23% is suitable for reuse. So what should be done about it?
The carbon impacts of the circular economy
This report uses Scotland’s ground-breaking Carbon Metric, as well as other peer-reviewed research conducted by Zero Waste Scotland, to quantify the potential carbon impacts of a more circular economy in Scotland.
The future of leadership development
In the first of a brand new, eight-part sustainability series from Ashridge Business School, course co-Director Chris Nichols explains the importance of leadership education to create sustainable strategic action.
EU unveils ground-breaking circular economy metric
European companies can now measure how well their products and business models perform in the context of a circular economy thanks to a new tool developed by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
Friends of the Earth: Mind your step
Growing global demand for consumer goods is putting key resources – and our economy – under increasing pressure, yet all too often companies are not fully aware of the true extent of their natural resource demands
Kingfisher: Compliance to Resilience
For companies already driving bottom-line efficiencies and top- line growth through sustainability initiatives, meeting industry standards and complying with government regulations is simply a ‘permission to play’. What happens to an organisation when it goes beyond compliance?
Majority of 40 million tonne global e-waste binned, says UNU
The amount of discarded electrical and electronic equipment (e-waste) globally reached 41.8 million tonnes in 2014, with the vast majority neither re-used nor disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.