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01 04 2020 | 10:14

Scientists find bug that feasts on toxic plastic.

Bacterium is able to break down polyurethane, which is widely used but rarely recycled. A bacterium that feeds on toxic plastic has been discovered by scientists. The bug not only breaks the plastic…

01 04 2020 | 10:12

Ivory Coast-based waste management startup Coliba raises GreenTec funding.

Ivory Coast-based startup Coliba, which has developed a recycling and waste management platform, has raised funding from German firm GreenTec Capital Partners, which will also provide the company…

01 04 2020 | 09:57

British American Tobacco sets out new sustainability strategy.

British American Tobacco publishes its new sustainability report and sets out plans to become carbon neutral by 2030. The tobacco manufacturing company has published its new sustainability report,…

23 03 2020 | 06:35

Wales to ban single use plastics by 2021.

The Welsh government hopes that the measures will make the country one of the world’s top recycling nations. The Welsh Government has set out plans designed to restrict the sale of single-use, hard…

20 03 2020 | 07:19

The Status Quo of Sustainable Fashion.

Sustainability is trending in the fashion industry. But what’s behind the PR slogans of the big brands promoting textile recycling? And where lie the chances and barriers for change? Facts, figures,…

16 03 2020 | 19:32

Iceland cuts own-brand plastic packaging by 29 per cent.

Supermarket claims engaging with its suppliers and customers has been key to reducing plastic from own-brand products Frozen food retailer Iceland has today announced it has cut its use of plastic…

16 03 2020 | 16:20

The elephant in the room: Can the solar industry go circular?

To avert an impending waste crisis, the industry must look at ways to extend the useful life of solar power systems and maximise what can be reused and recycled. Laws and knowledge sharing are…

05 03 2020 | 07:33

50 simple ways to make your life greener.

Expert tips on how to be kinder to the planet – from cooking and cleaning to fashion and finance

05 03 2020 | 07:20

M&S expands sustainable refill trial.

Marks and Spencer announce it will be expanding the ‘Fill Your Own’ sustainability trial after increase of sales on refillable groceries. M&S Food’s first Fill Your Own trial was launched in mid…

23 02 2020 | 15:52

Your recycled plastic might be ending up in a landfill.Here's why.

Recycling facilities in the US can't process most of the plastics. You’re trying to do the right thing by throwing away that plastic container into the recycling bin. It even had a label that said…

23 02 2020 | 11:14

Victoria's Secret under fire after store dumps hundreds of bras in bin

Discovery draws criticism from those who say fashion industry generates too much waste Hundreds of Victoria’s Secret bras have reportedly been found discarded in a bin close to a recently closed…

20 02 2020 | 07:27

Britvic banks on sustainability with £400m loan facility linked to green goals.

Interest on the loan is dependent on Britvic driving progress towards its green goals to cut plastics and emissions by 2025 Soft drinks manufacturer Britvic has become the latest corporate to sign…

20 02 2020 | 06:37

Africa’s growing lead battery industry is causing extensive contamination.

Africa is facing a serious lead poisoning problem. In Senegal, for example, researchers linked the deaths of children from processing lead waste to supply a lead battery recycling plant in a poor…

20 02 2020 | 06:33

P&G to ramp up recycled plastic in its packaging with five-year Viridor deal.

Agreement will see recycling firm Viridor supply consumer goods giant with recycled plastic for use in its packaging Proctor & Gamble has signed a five-year plastic supply contract with UK…

13 02 2020 | 08:58

Blade recycling: a top priority for the wind industry.

Wind turbines already have a recyclability rate of 85% to 90%. Making turbines 100% recyclable is an important task for the wind industry – and we are making significant progress in the right…

04 02 2020 | 11:17

H&M trials rental service to tackle fast fashion.

H&M has announced a new trial where customers will be able to rent clothes from a store in Stockholm. In a bid to stop fast fashion in its track, H&M will trial a new initiative where…

03 02 2020 | 11:04

McDonalds join forces with Ford for a double shot of sustainability.

Together McDonalds and Ford Motor Company are changing the way companies manage waste and approach sustainability.  McDonalds and Ford Motor Company are joining forces for a new sustainability…

31 01 2020 | 16:36

Adidas reinforces sustainability commitment with use of recycled polyester.

Adidas has announced a new wave of sustainability commitments for 2020. The clothing brand has revealed that in 2020, for the first time, more than half of the polyester used in adidas products will…

21 01 2020 | 07:28

Asda joins forces with big brands to launch first sustainability trial store.

Asda has announced plans to trial a new sustainable store in Leeds to tackle plastic pollution. Asda has joined forces with some of the UK’s best-known brands to launch its first ‘test and learn’…