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Reading Festival launches re-use campaign to tackle thousands of abandoned tents

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:11:00 GMT

Reading Festival has announced a new campaign to help reduce the 20 tonnes of reusable camping equipment abandoned at the festival every year.

Government could push through fracking applications if councils delay

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 09:35:00 GMT

Fracking planing applications that are being held up by local councils could be fast-tracked by Government, following new measures announced today by Energy Secretary Amber Rudd and Communities Secretary Greg Clark.

Construction firms receive '3 trees' for sustainable timber progress

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:22:00 GMT

Businesses are making positive steps towards zero-deforestation future, according to the latest 'timber scorecard' published by WWF-UK.

Research farm could slash environmental impact of livestock

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Researchers are trying to reverse beef's reputation as the least environmentally friendly meat with a 'model farm' established in Devon.

edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2015 officially open!

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 09:10:00 GMT

Entry has now opened for one of the most prestigious awards schemes in the UK sustainability sector - the edie Sustainability Leaders Awards.

Britain's major retailers vow to end microbead use

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 08:30:00 GMT

Almost all of Britain's major retailers have pledged to phase out harmful microbeads from their own-brand cosmetic and beauty products, marking a major victory for environmentalists.

EU agrees 7% cap on 'harmful' biofuels

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:11:00 GMT

The European Parliament's Environment Committee has agreed to cap the amount of crop-based biofuel used in the transport sector at 7%.

UK must have power to decide on GM crops, say MPs

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:21:00 GMT

GM crops are an indispensable tool in the fight against global hunger and the UK should retain ultimate power to decide on the technology, MP's have claimed.

Biofuel potential 'must be realised' to help Europe reach 2020 energy targets

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 07:30:00 GMT

Biofuels produced with low or no risk of indirect land use change (ILUC) could contribute significantly to achieving the European Union's 2020 climate and energy targets in transport.

EU prepared for 'historic' vote on rules to cut plastic bag waste

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:00:00 GMT

Representatives from the European Parliament and the EU Council will vote on an agreement to cut the use of thin-gauge plastic carrier bags today (24 November).

EU Ministers block scheme to cut plastic bag waste

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:56:00 GMT

A group of European Union (EU) Member States - including the UK, Romania, Greece, Croatia and Poland - is blocking a European Parliament proposal to reduce plastic bag use by 80% by 2019, despite 92% of Europeans agreeing that measures should be taken to reduce single plastic bag use.

Sustainability Leaders Award winners selected for European final

Wed, 14 May 2014 13:14:00 GMT

Two winners from the Sustainability Leaders Awards 2013, organised by edie, have been selected as UK finalists for the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE).

IEA: Governments must triple low-carbon spending

Tue, 05 May 2015 15:26:00 GMT

Public spending on low-carbon technology must be tripled if we are to stay within global warming limits, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned.

Sustainability stats: This week in numbers

Fri, 01 May 2015 01:00:00 GMT

The biggest news of the week came from the highest court in the land, when the Supeme Court ruled in favour of ClientEarth and ordered the UK Government to clean up its act on air pollution.

China to clean up act on environment with water commitment

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 07:30:00 GMT

China is set to tackle its heavily-polluted water supplies by enforcing polluting industries to treat discharged water.

Report: Firms regularly inflate industry costs of green policy

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:55:00 GMT

Companies and trade organisations repeatedly tell politicians that more stringent environmental legislation would significantly damage the economy, but such claims are wrong.

NASA: CO2 absorption by tropical forests higher than previously thought

Fri, 02 Jan 2015 13:13:00 GMT

Tropical rainforests may be absorbing far more carbon dioxide than many scientists thought, in response to rising atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gas.

Water reduction efforts keep Abbott on track to meet 2020 targets

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:41:00 GMT

Global pharmaceuticals and health care products company Abbott has reduced its total water intake by 3.1% in 2013, bringing the total reduction to 18% since 2010.

Spill Control & Pollution Prevention DVD

Thu, 10 Feb 2011 12:20:00 GMT

Avoid costly fines and clean-up costs by simply learning how to deal with spills quickly and effectively using our brand new easy to use training tool.

New Innovations in Composite Access Covers from Fibrelite - Bespoke Access Solutions

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:03:00 GMT

At this year's Sustainability Live Exhibition, held at the NEC, Birmingham, April 1st to 3rd, Fibrelite will be showcasing new innovations in watertight composite access covers and modular trench covers. Fibrelite is exhibiting in the IWEX hall (Stand B12).

Flood Risk Management - what you need to know

Tue, 27 May 2014 12:08:00 GMT

The recent catastrophic flooding across many areas of the UK is forcing specifiers, consultants and contractors to look beyond merely achieving the minimum necessary when it comes to managing water. JDP explores solutions in this special white paper guide.

Maximise the energy production capability of Anaerobic Digestion Plants

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:37:00 GMT

Given the relatively high costs associated with setting up an AD plant it is essential that once operational the plant is optimised for maximum performance - which in this instance is measured by the volumes of biogas which can then be used in the generation of heat and power.