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Following a wave of intense criticism about its lack of action on the circular economy, coffee shop chain Starbucks will trial a 50p discount on its drinks if consumers bring their own cup, in an attempt to curb the rising issue of coffee cup recycling.
Building materials supplier Hanson UK is pioneering a demand-side response approach to energy management, with the technology being rolled out to 29 of the company's quarries across the country.
Nearly one in five fridges, dishwashers, microwaves and other household gadgets guzzle more energy than advertised according to a three-year survey of Europe's home appliance industry.
The US and Canada declared they would help lead the transition to a low carbon global economy on Thursday, in a dramatic role reversal for two countries once derided as climate change villains.
Ex-Energy Minister Lord Greg Barker has called on the next London Mayor to deliver a greener capital by transforming the city's West End into the 'Silicon Valley' of low-carbon technology and innovation.
Tackling emissions from gas boilers, imposing tighter standards on diesel vehicles and restricting the most polluting vehicles from entering the capital are among a raft of measures that the next London Mayor should introduce to cut pollution and help people live longer.
Dutch beer company Heineken has become the latest major business to join a social media platform designed to help communities connect with companies through local charitable, environmental and social enterprise projects.
The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) has launched a 'pioneers programme' to accelerate grassroots leadership on the new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Britain's largest hospitality company has completed the installation of solar panels on the rooftops of 88 of its Premier Inn hotels across the country.
Owing to popular demand, edie has extended the deadline for the Innovation Competition taking place at edie Live, giving entrepreneurs and SMEs that have developed green technologies, systems or business models an extra week to submit their entries.
Home-appliance manufacturer Electrolux has released its sustainability report for 2014, outlining good progress against its objective "to be the sustainability leader in our industry".
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is the best way to decarbonise British industry, according to a new report from the influential Green Alliance think-tank.
Businesses will soon be able to take solar panels with them when they relocate without losing subsidies, the Government has announced today.
The second largest Coca-Cola bottler in the world has released its sustainability report revealing notable gains in water-efficiency, energy use and recycling.
Friends of the Earth (FoE) is calling on the next UK Government to make community energy a priority by removing the current barriers to the sector's development. It has issued a seven point plan for action that would help community energy realise its full potential.
The Conservative Party's low-carbon ambitions were thrown into question today (3 March) as one of its MPs became embroiled in a row about the science of climate change and condemned further investment in renewables.
The hub by Premier Inn in London's Covent Garden has become the first hotel to achieve an 'Outstanding' BREEAM rating at design stage.
With the UK lagging behind other industrialised nations on resource security and productivity, several influential lobbies and think-tanks have called for a dedicated office to tackle the problem.
Two separate reports released today (9 March) have shed light on the expected upsurge in electric vehicle (EV) demand, and the multitude of benefits that this market growth will bring to the UK's environment, economy and health.
Oxford University has deferred its decision on whether to divest fossil fuels from its £3.8bn endowment, saying the matter needed "thorough consideration".
Gwynedd Council has appointed BiogenGreenfinch as preferred bidder for the construction of an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in north west Wales.
Westminster Abbey has responded to the Church of England (CoE) carbon reduction target of 80% by 2050 by installing voltage power optimisation (VOI) units on site.
A new 'time banding' system for commercial and residential bagged waste collections in London is set to launch from April 1, in a bid to improve hygiene.
The Department for Transport has unveiled plans to increase the number of low carbon buses across England - thanks to a new £101m package of improvements.
Sainsbury's multi-roof solar panel installation programme has so far generated 7.0 MWp of electricity - enough to power 2,000 homes for a year.
Businesses have called on the Government to commit to the green economy and clarify how it intends to drive its growth ambitions with its long-term climate change objectives in tomorrow's (March 21) budget announcement.
The UK dairy processing industry has slashed its carbon emissions by 28%, against a 2000 baseline - cutting emissions by nearly 75,000 tonnes a year.
Hotel chain Hillbrooke is looking to double recycling rates and cut disposal costs as part of a new corporate waste strategy.
An NHS community hospital in Derbyshire is taking action to reduce its carbon footprint and cut costs by installing more than 200 solar panels.
International nuclear services company EnergySolutions has been awarded the contract of cleaning-up contaminated seawater used to cool reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan.
An increasing number of householders are looking for ways to ensure unwanted furniture finds a new home rather than finding its way to landfill.
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The European Commission is taking Poland to the European Court of Justice over a controversial plan to pass a major motorway across the site of a unique peat land nature reserve, and asking for immediate stop to building works while the case is debated.
Ken Livingstone has written to David Miliband calling on the Environment secretary to force London's boroughs to come clean on their levels of litter and frequency of street cleaning.
The British construction industry could be wiped out if it fails to adapt to climate change, according to environmental regulators.
Drinking water supplied by private schemes in Ireland is still often contaminated with E. coli, the benchmark indicator for water quality, according to regulators.
Green building is at the heart of Government plans for a more sustainable public sector.
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A refinery in Memphis, Tennessee has agreed to pay $2.2 million to resolve allegations that it violated the Clean Air Act.
Hosepipe ban rules are about to get tougher as the filling of private pools and even the washing of "personal watercraft" are added to the list of what not to do with a hosepipe during a drought.