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The UK should consult on new recycling targets for 2025 to boost investor confidence in the waste sector, according to a new report from the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC).
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Renewable energy sources made up nearly nine-tenths of new power added to Europe's electricity grids last year, in a sign of the continent's rapid shift away from fossil fuels.
In a week where businesses ramped-up resource efficiency methods, edie rounds up some of the latest and greatest green innovations that could strengthen and already solid business case for low-carbon technology.
The UK's second largest fleet insurer Allianz has turned to gamification to encourage higher levels of driving efficiency amongst its customers, through a new sponsored partnership Lightfoot.
Global paper-based packaging firm Smurfit Kappa has completed its goal of ensuring that 90% of all packaging sold to consumers is Chain of Custody certified, demonstrating full-transparency and a willingness to source from verified certification systems.
A fall in coal use, and subsequent rise in renewables and nuclear electricity sources, has been listed as a prime driver in the UK registering a 4% decline in carbon emissions in 2015, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.
Small Scottish renewable energy schemes could be faced with new business rates of up to 650%, rousing fears that future investment into renewables could be stunted in the country.
Disruptive car manufacturer and self-proclaimed "integrated sustainable energy company" Tesla has revealed that it hopes to finalise locations for at least two new Gigafactories by the end of 2017, with the possibility of adding a third being discussed.
As reports emerge that UK ministers are likely to reject a plastic bottle deposit scheme, Britain's largest independent bottled water company has agreed to place the iconic 'Tidyman' logo on its products in a new partnership with Keep Britain Tidy.
The world's largest collaborative project on existing buildings has been launched across Europe as nations attempt to implement 'renovation strategies' in an effort to lower emissions in existing buildings across the continent.
The Body Shop has today (2 February) launched an ambitious new CSR strategy including an overarching goal to be the world's most ethical and truly sustainable global business".
Broken, out of fashion, replaced by a shinier version - electronic devices are being used for a decreasing amount of time before being disposed of, according to a new study.
America's second-largest brewer has achieved landfill-free operations at all of its major breweries across the country, thanks to an enhanced focus on employee engagement and behaviour change.
Nearly one-third of Scotland's streets will be LED-lit by April 2017 as local councils have announced that a further £56m will be invested in a nationwide lighting replacement programme over the next 12 months.
Liz Goodwin will step down as chief executive of the UK Government's Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) later this year, after nine years in the role.
A country house in Warwickshire that was once powered by 25,000 litres of oil every year is now fuelled by two wood-pellet boilers, saving £6,000 a year on energy bills and 55 tonnes of carbon emissions.
Greetings cards retailer Card Factory has fended off criticism of it's decision to sell plastic bags without handles as a way of avoiding the 5p carrier bag charge.
The business benefits of making the switch from fossil fuels to renewables have been made even clearer today (2 March) with a new report revealing that clean electricity adds less than 1% to power bills, drives employee engagement and wins new customers.
Leonardo DiCaprio ended his 22-year wait to finally take home an Oscar last night (28 February), and the environmental activist used his acceptance speech to urge people across the globe to act on the "urgent threat" of climate change.
Recovery of carpet waste has accelerated over the past 12 months due to sustained efforts across the supply chain in capturing this material stream.
Investment in infrastructure must be in line with the threat of rising
waters in the face of climate change and increased rainfall,
experts have said on the 60th anniversary of the 1953 North Sea
Biffa has been fined £105,000 for failing to manage pollution from
its Tyne and Wear landfill site in line with environmental
The latest activity in the energy recovery sector sees three major infrastructure projects take flight including a novel incinerator bottom ash recycling facility underpinned by a sustainable mode of transport.
European leaders have agreed to commit 20% of all EU spending to mitigate climate change, following two days of negotiations.
Scotland is to roll out thousands of public recycling bins across the country in a bid to make people more accountable for their waste when away from home.
British renewable energy company RES has signed an agreement with telecommunications provider BT to develop a new wind farm in Northumberland.
Significant investment in infrastructure will be the focus of the waste industry for the next five years, as demand for resource-led treatment solutions grows.
Generating electricity, fuel and heat through the use of renewable energy is supported by 79% of the UK public, with just 4% opposed, according to a government survey published today.
PUMA has unveiled its first cradle-to-cradle collection product range comprising footwear, apparel and accessories - of all which have been certified as 100% biodegradable or recyclable.
Government plans for pilot pay-as-you-throw schemes are a "messy compromise" made in the face of media opposition, a group of MPs have said.
Smart metering has the power to revolutionise energy use in the UK - but only if Government and the power industry make "bold and brave" decisions now, a senior figure at E.ON UK has said.
The quality of the environment in the most deprived areas of London is much worse than in the city's affluent areas, Government statistics have revealed.
An electric car manufacturer has announced plans for a new car that will be able to top 100 miles per hour and do 0 to 60 in just 5.7 seconds - and all for a cost of just $30,000.
Northern Ireland Environment Minister Arlene Foster has issued draft planning guidance on the development of wind energy in the country.
The trains used in Ireland are being updated and the new fleet will be the greenest diesel train fleet in Europe, it has been claimed.
Promoting at-source composting, increasing the landfill levy and developing a national waste management plan are among the suggestions from Irish environmental experts to help the country divert more biodegradable material from landfill.
The construction and demolition industry was responsible for more than 120 cases of pollution that caused environmental damage to waterways in England and Wales in 2006.
Local authorities in Ireland have been showcasing what they are doing to tackle waste issues in their areas.
Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) has launched a search for the most energy efficient firms in Ireland.