Tuesday, July 5, 2022

M&S launches first sustainability-focused innovation challenge

Alongside the innovation and investment firm True, M&S’s Ignite team is looking for ideas and technologies that can encourage more sustainable behaviours amongst its customers,...

New study finds UK litter is dominated by plastics and drinks packaging

A new study looking at litter in the UK, led by Loughborough University geographer Dr Tom Stanton, found the majority of UK litter is...

Global plastic waste set to almost triple by 2060, new report says

The amount of plastic waste produced globally is on track to almost triple by 2060, with around half ending up in landfill and less...

European Commission decides to register ‘Good Clothes, Fair Pay’ initiative

The European Commission has decided to register a European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) which calls on the Commission to propose legislation requiring companies in the...

Emissions must be reduced in the construction of buildings if the UK is to...

From residential to commercial buildings, the UK’s built environment is responsible for 25% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has...

Up to 4 million small businesses have no plans for net zero transition, research...

New research from Lloyds Bank Business found that over three-quarters (77%) of small businesses do not have – or are unsure of – their...

Scotland becomes first UK nation to ban problematic plastics

Scotland has become the first part of the UK to implement a ban on many of the most problematic single-use plastics, as legislation comes...

Bacteria found on common UK trees may act as a sink for air pollution,...

Bacteria found on the leaves of common UK tree species may remove toxic carbon monoxide (CO) from the air, according to researchers from the...

Half of UK councils not confident of meeting self-imposed net zero targets, survey finds

Senior figures in local government doubt their authorities are on track to meet net zero targets, a new survey by E.ON and the Local...

Companies risk almost $80 BN without action to tackle deforestation in their supply chains,...

New research from the Accountability Framework initiative (AFi) and CDP shows that companies cannot afford any more delay in tackling deforestation across supply chains,...