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Heathrow Airport has announced that it will waive a year's worth of landing charges for the world's first electric passenger plane once it is developed, in a bid to encourage the low-carbon transition to gather pace in the aviation sector.
As the UK Government announces plans to discuss a potential net-zero emissions strategy, technology giant BT has pledged to become a net-zero-carbon business by 2045.
Online food ordering firm Just Eat is expanding a trial of replacing single-use plastic sauce sachets with a seaweed-based alternative to 10 London restaurants for the next eight weeks.
Hotel giant Hilton has made its first investment into improving the sustainability of travel in Africa, as it strives to meet a target of halving its environmental footprint by 2030.
As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.
It's episode 50 of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast, and the edie team undergo a week-long podcasting relay, interviewing an array of sustainability experts from the likes of Adnams, BT, Good Energy, PwC and WWF as part of the UK Government's Green GB Week.
The Consumer Goods Forum and social change agency Futerra surveyed more than 3,600 consumers on the importance of purpose-led brands and transparency surrounding environmental, social and ethical issues. Here, edie rounds up the key facts and figures.
Discount chain Lidl has become the first UK retailer to switch to 100% sustainably-sourced soy for its own-brand products, after joining the Government's Roundtable for Sustainable Soy.
Bakery giant Hovis has today (11 October) introduced its first all-electric vehicles into its UK delivery fleet in a bid to reduce air pollution in urban areas.
More than £6bn will need to be invested in the UK's energy storage market by 2030 if the nation is to decarbonise at the rate necessary to meet legally-binding carbon targets.
In a week of COP23 preparations and global reports, edie rounds up the low-carbon and resource-efficient innovations that could shape the future.
The University of East Anglia (UEA) is set to generate more than 80% of electricity onsite after waste management firm Veolia installed two latest generation combined heat and power (CHP) units.
Investors have been urged to support the "world's most pressing environmental, social and economic issues" by using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a capital allocation guide.
Despite low-carbon sources providing more than half of all UK energy generation for the second time, the Government has been urged to address policy barriers that have "unnecessarily impeded" the development of solar technologies over the last two years.
Preservation policies for listed buildings and homes in conservation areas could scupper the measures to improve domestic energy efficiency as set out in the newly-released Clean Growth Strategy.
The European Commission has agreed on a new measure to protect its Emissions Trading System (ETS) against a potential breakdown in Brexit negotiations.
New LEAF and van models, a rollout on new public charging infrastructure and an innovative commitment to give users free access to flexible electricity sourcing were all announced as pillars in Nissan's "revolutionary mobility energy plan" to "remove any barrier" from electric vehicle use.
Despite investors ramping up the pressure on the corporate disclosure of climate-related risks, nearly three quarters of large and mid-cap companies don't acknowledge the financial risks of climate change in their annual financial reports.
Halloween weekend is upon us, and whether people plan on carving Pennywise the Clown into pumpkins or go trick or treating as Donald Trump, the waste sector is gearing up for its own modern-day horror story.
A coalition of businesses, NGOs, scientists and politicians have come together to call for a ban on oxo-degradable plastic packaging, which has been linked to microplastics pollution.
Heineken has taken its sustainability strategy to the next level by becoming the first major brewer in the UK to implement a large-scale solar panel installation on the roof of one of its flagship production sites in North Yorkshire.
Local authorities that introduce recycling incentives for households tend to have higher recycling rates than those that offer compulsory recycling systems, according to new research.
The European Council - 28 EU Government leaders - will meet this week (23-24 October) in Brussels to discuss and reach a final agreement on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework.
The University of Glasgow has become the first scholastic institution in Europe to pledge to divest from the fossil fuel industry.
A new study has revealed that carbon-conscious companies are proving to be more profitable than their more polluting rivals.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced that 'Green Engage' programme is being extended to incorporate the company's global estate of over 4,700 hotels.
A switch to energy-efficient appliances and equipment would reduce global electricity consumption by more than 10%, cutting US$350bn (£214bn) off annual electricity bills and reducing global CO2 emissions by 1.25 billion tonnes.
The Beinn Ghrideag Community Wind Farm on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland has been deemed a 'breakthrough project for community energy' after receiving £11m of funding from Santander.
The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) is putting sustainable fashion in the spotlight with the announcement of a new award which celebrates designers that can reduce the environmental impact of clothes.
Businesses looking to add solar installations should move fast, investor services firm IHS has warned, as EU duties on Chinese firms look set to inflate international prices of solar glass.
A company has been ordered to stop effluent discharges while an investigation into water pollution in the River Trent continues.
Edie is hosting a meeting of leading environmental policy makers looking at the likely impacts of the Government's Carbon Reduction Commitment.
The children of today dream about becoming footballers, pop stars and actors - but few seem keen to seek out a career in the energy sector.
Birmingham City University has received an award for its efforts to manage its environmental impacts.
It is vital to green old and new housing to meet a government target of cutting carbon emissions by 80%, according to a new report.
Green activists have called this weekend's climate swoop a 'massive success' after breaking into and spending 24 hours outside Ratcliffe coal-fired power station.
A scam that uses carbon trading to avoid paying tax is being investigated in countries across Europe, including the UK.
A supermarket has launched what it's claiming is the first ever combined light bulb and battery recycling service.
Government targets to ensure all newly built homes are zero carbon by 2016 are admirable, but this is a drop in the ocean compared to the savings that could be made by more aggressively tackling the emissions from the existing housing stock.
A blogger from Essex who tries to live as frugally as possible has been announced as the first Green voice of the UK.