Tuesday, January 26, 2021

ESG factors a priority for customers when choosing a bank, survey says

61% of UK banking customers wish that their bank would do more to create a positive social and environmental impact, according to new research...

Scottish Environment Protection Agency responds to cyber attack

On Christmas Eve, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) confirmed that it was responding to a 'significant' cyber attack affecting its contact centre, internal...

Tesco reports to have removed one billion pieces of plastic in 2020

Tesco has announced to have permanently removed one billion pieces of plastic from its UK business in 2020. The one billion target was part of...

Six projects seeking to cut industry carbon emissions get funding boost

Six projects across the UK are set to receive a share of £8 million in government funding to develop decarbonisation plans as part of...

Findings of new research could help improve carbon capture technology

Swansea University researchers have reported that they have developed 'a fast, green and one-step' method for producing porous carbon spheres, which are a vital...

Scotland plans to ban all non-household biodegradable waste from entering landfill by 2025

Plans to ban all non-household biodegradable waste from entering landfill by 2025 have been set out in the Scottish Government’s recent Climate Change Plan...

New consultation examines environmental impact of policies in Scotland’s climate change plan

The Scottish Government has launched a public consultation on the Strategic Environmental Assessment of the update to the recently published Climate Change Plan 2018-2032. Strategic...

Less traffic in first lockdown reduced air pollution but caused surface ozone levels to...

Less traffic on the roads during the first lockdown led to a reduction in air pollution but may have caused potentially damaging surface ozone...

Consultation launched on Green Paper that seeks to transform public procurement

A consultation has been launched by the Cabinet Office regarding the Green Paper, which seeks to simplify public procurement in the UK following EU...

Highest levels of microplastics found in molluscs, new study says

Mussels, oysters and scallops have the highest levels of microplastic contamination among seafood, a new study reveals. The study, led by researchers at the joint...