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The UK Government published its annual figures on single-use plastic bag sales last week, revealing that distribution by large retailers has fallen 90% since the 5p charge was introduced. But exactly what role have supermarkets played in that transition?
Energy storage installations are poised for a 122-fold increase between now and 2040, as the uptake of renewable energy and electric vehicles (EVs) and falling costs of technology provide an ideal platform to drive demand for storage solutions.
A host of major UK water companies, local authorities and NGOs have today (15 August) teamed on a new tree-planting initiative that will assist the delivery of a carbon-neutral water industry by 2030.
Rolls-Royce is partnering with the largest regional airline in Scandinavia on a joint research programme aimed at unlocking and developing technology to enable zero-emission aviation.
Veolia has urged the UK Government to implement a ban on the destruction of peatlands for compost, arguing that such a policy will be necessary to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
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.
The sweltering temperatures on the tube's Northern line will soon begin keeping homes in Islington, north London, cosy through the colder months, under a scheme to harness the heat from the underground.
Glasgow is set to host the COP26 climate change summit next year, should the UK win the bid to host the international event, the Government has said.
Members of the Aldersgate Group have today (1 August) jointly sent a green policy manifesto to new Prime Minister Boris Johnson, outlining the next steps they'd like him to take on bolstering the UK's 2050 net-zero target.
The Co-op has called for the UK Government and local authorities to accelerate the introduction of a universal food waste collection process, claiming that the move could stop more than 350,000 tonnes of food waste being sent to landfill in England alone.
Climate change charity Plan B has initiated legal action against Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, in a challenge to the proposed Heathrow expansion.
The single "phase" electricity supply system, which has been the norm in UK homes since before the Second World War, should be scrapped for new homes, a report has urged.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) Group has announced that it has halved its emissions intensity over the past decade, despite staff numbers increasing more than two-fold over the ten-year period.
The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE UK) has partnered with Cornwall Council to open a set of new recycling banks for food and drink cartons and paper coffee cups across the region, in a bid to boost recycling rates for the items.
SSE has issued a second green bond worth €650m, confirming the big six supplier as the largest issuer of green bonds from the UK corporate sector.
Britain would run out of food on this date next year if it cannot continue to easily import from the EU and elsewhere after Brexit, the National Farmers' Union has warned.
Sustainability professionals seeking to drive value from the transition to a circular economy are invited to take part in a free, online masterclass taking place on Wednesday 12 September.
EXCLUSIVE: ING's global head of sustainable finance Leonie Schreve believes that stronger internal relations between the finance and sustainability departments within businesses will create more access to green loans and bonds to assist the low-carbon transition.
As research released for World Water Week (August 26 -31) reveals that the number of large companies pledging to measure, manage and report their water risks has doubled over the last three years, edie rounds up seven ways that the business community is progressing water stewardship efforts worldwide.
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.
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd has announced the Government will be writing to local councils to urge them to speed up planning decisions on fracking.
Reading Festival has announced a new campaign to help reduce the 20 tonnes of reusable camping equipment abandoned at the festival every year.
Businesses and campaign groups have backed a new Litter Manifesto calling on the Government to tackle the UK's £1bn litter problem.
Greenpeace has today (3 August) held the opening recital of a month-long run of musical protests against Arctic oil drilling taking place outside Shell's offices in London.
Waste management firm Viridor has recruited Nestle's former head of sustainability, Inder Poonaji, to direct its own sustainability, safety, health environment and quality divisions.
A trial of heat meters in 227 council homes in Sheffield has cut heating bills by approximately £238 per house.
The sustainability leaders of tomorrow will be able to enhance their existing skills and develop new ones thanks to a brand new edie workshop being launched next year.
President Obama is set to launch the final version of America's Clean Power Plan today (3 August) to tackle carbon emissions from power plants.
Japanese carmaker Nissan has unveiled a guide to five of the most breathtaking journeys across Europe that can be made by electric vehicles.
A restaurant which claims to be the only one in the world to print the carbon footprint of every product on its menu as opened its first UK outlet.
Waste from whisky distilling has been transformed into a bio-fuel by Scottish scientists.
A car dubbed the world's first affordable mass produced electric vehicle made its European debut in Ireland this month.
America's environmental watchdog has rebuffed challenges to a scientific study it published declaring climate change real, man-made and a threat to human health and the natural world.
The Russian government is boosting protection of its rare wild tigers by tightening controls on logging of a tree vital to their habitat.
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has announced plans a new Green Deal which he says is part of the coalition's 'quiet green revolution' to create jobs and protect the environment.
Householders want kitchens of the future to be kinder to the environment, a new report reveals.
Businesses say mapping energy use is their biggest concern when it comes to a new government scheme to tackle carbon emissions.
British Waterways has reopened a derelict lock on Waterworks River in east London for the first time in over 40 years following a restoration project costing £400,000.
Plans to burn waste for energy feature prominently in a new waste review launched this morning (29 July) by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).