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Last Build Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:31:21 GMT

 



Dell spearheads global initiative to combat ocean plastics

2017-12-12T12:52:00Z

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Technology giant Dell is forming a collaborative initiative alongside General Motors and Interface to create the world's first commercial-scale supply chain for ocean-bound plastics, before they seep into waterways.



Meat tax 'increasingly probable' to help combat climate change

2017-12-12T09:58:00Z

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Investors have claimed that the implementation of the Paris Agreement will lead to some governments introducing a "livestock levy" that cuts meat consumption from diets, in a move than could avoid up to $600bn in climate damages by 2050.



Climate Action 100+: New investor initiative targets top 100 corporate emitters

2017-12-12T09:13:00Z

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More than 200 of the most influential investor institutions, with more than $26.3trn in assets under management, have today (12 December) launched a new global initiative to help the 100 largest corporate emitters reduce value chain carbon footprints.



Global companies call on nations to push for 'well-below' 2C Paris target

2017-12-12T08:41:00Z

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More than 50 global companies including Unilever, M&S and Adidas have called on nations meeting in Paris to discuss climate progress, to phase-out fossil fuel subsidies by 2025 and create the framework to limit global warming increases to well below 2C.



Final call for public sector professionals to take 'state of sustainability' survey

2017-12-11T19:01:00Z

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Sustainability professionals, CSR experts and energy managers working within Britain's public sector have just one week left to take part in a short survey which will help to inform edie's next insight report looking at the sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the sector.



Redrow targets biodiversity 'net gain' at new developments

2017-12-12T07:15:00Z

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UK housebuilder Redrow has announced that a "net gain" approach to biodiversity will be adopted across all new developments, following a trial period that successfully enhanced the ecological land value of certain projects.



Schneider Electric joins RE100 and EP100 initiatives

2017-12-11T12:14:00Z

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Energy and automation company Schneider Electric has signed up to the Climate Group's RE100 initiative to source renewable energy and the EP100 initiative to double energy productivity by 2030.



Report calls for UK Government to devolve carbon budgets to regional levels

2017-12-11T11:50:00Z

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The UK Government has been urged to devolve national carbon budgets down to regional levels in order to create socioeconomic benefits that can be captured by promoting low-carbon job growth across specific areas of the UK, a new report has suggested.



Citu aims to 'disrupt' construction industry with low-carbon housing scheme

2017-12-11T11:10:00Z

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Urban developer Citu has unveiled the first glimpses of a timber-framed housing system that is up to ten times more energy efficient than standard UK homes, with production practices also able to reduce the carbon footprint of construction by 24,000 tonnes annually.



Corbyn backs MP pension divestment as business leaders call for improved climate disclosure

2017-12-11T10:35:00Z

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A group of 100 MPS, including Labour's Jeremy Corbyn and the the Green Party's Caroline Lucas, have called for a £612m pension fund to divest from fossil fuels, while leading chief financial officers have endorsed the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures.



Heathrow to install rapid charge points for electric black cabs

2017-12-11T10:03:00Z

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Heathrow Airport has revealed that it is actively collaborating with Transport for London to install seven rapid charging points for electric taxis by the end of this month, with the airport also announcing the delivery of its 50th electric vehicle (EV).



Lendlease named UK's most sustainable housebuilder

2017-12-08T18:14:00Z

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International property group Lendlease has been ranked the most sustainable residential developer by the NextGeneration initiative.



EXCLUSIVE: Lidl challenges 'misconceptions' of discount retail in sustainability report debut

2017-12-08T13:35:00Z

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Lidl has strived to "challenge any misconceptions" about the relationship between sustainability and discount business models in the retailer's first ever CSR report, which outlines ambitious targets in areas such as food waste and responsible sourcing.



Well-designed green regulations support business growth, study finds

2017-12-08T10:03:00Z

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The economic benefits of strong environmental regulations far outweigh the associated compliance costs, a new report from the Aldersgate Group has concluded.



Nestlé to redistribute site-level food waste set aside for animal feed

2017-12-08T08:00:00Z

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A new initiative from Nestlé and food redistribution organisation Company Shop could increase the amount of food redistributed from UK operations by two million meals annually, by using site assessments to reduce waste at its source.



Edible packaging and ocean-plastic shoes: Six of the best innovations to solve the plastics problem

2017-12-10T18:50:00Z

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Following this week's inspiring webinar on how businesses are helping to solve the plastics problem, edie has rounded up some of the ground-breaking innovations being explored by companies across the globe as we look to tackle the perils of plastic pollution, once and for all.



Chinese ban on plastic waste imports could see UK pollution rise

2017-12-07T11:08:00Z

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A ban on imports of millions of tonnes of plastic waste by the Chinese government from January could see an end to collection of some plastic in the UK and increase the risk of environmental pollution, according to key figures in the industry.



Hubbub's Community Fridge Network secures funding for national expansion

2017-12-08T07:12:00Z

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Environmental charity Hubbub's Community Fridge project to reduce the amount of food waste generated in the UK looks set for a national expansion, after the charity secured £160,000 in National Lottery funding.



UK can deliver 12GW of battery storage with stronger policies, report finds

2017-12-07T10:20:00Z

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A new report estimates that 12GW of subsidy-free battery deployment could be possible in the UK by 2021, despite only 0.6 GW of capacity being installed and operational so far, but only if the Government learns from past failings in the solar market.



How to solve the plastics problem: Live edie webinar takes place AT 2PM TODAY

2017-12-07T00:01:00Z

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Interface, P&G, Surfdome and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation complete an all-star line-up of circular economy experts for edie's live, interactive webinar focused on plastic packaging sustainability - taking place today (Thursday 7 December) at 2pm.