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Open cast coal mine rejection faces High Court challenge


The government's rejection of plans for a new open cast coal mine faces a High Court challenge amidst accusations by the project's backers that the move will push up energy prices by increasing the UK's reliance on risky overseas supplies of the fuel.

Meet Daisy: Apple's latest iPhone recycling robot


To celebrate Earth Day (22 April), technology giant Apple has evolved its old recycling robot, Liam, into Daisy - a super-powered AI machine capable of recovering valuable materials from up to 200 devices an hour.

Sainsbury's trials UK's first e-bike grocery delivery service


Sainsbury's has become the first UK supermarket to integrate electric cargo bikes into its delivery service, with the company set to trial five zero-emission bikes across South London.

Plastic-eating enzymes and poo power: the best green innovations of the week


A number of eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations have emerged that could help businesses and nations deliver on resource efficiency, low-carbon transitions and combat climate change. Here, edie rounds-up six of the best.

Mondelez calls for 'brave' collaboration to bring cocoa supply chain out of poverty


EXCLUSIVE: The head of Mondelez's Cocoa Life sourcing programme has called on the cocoa industry to "be brave" when exploring new ways to enhance supply chain practices that ensure cocoa is sourced sustainably while bringing smallholder farmers out of poverty.

Theresa May outlines plan to ban plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds


Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that a consultation will take place later this year to prepare England for a national ban on plastic straws, drink stirrers and plastic-stemmed cotton buds.

OVO launches domestic V2G electric vehicle charger


Customers of Ovo Energy who own electric vehicles (EVs) "will never need to pay for a mile of driving again," following the launch of a new vehicle-to-grid (V2G) charging technology by the supplier.

Sustainable Business Covered podcast: The £1bn eco-community and Patagonia's climate action movie


This episode of the edie podcast takes listeners on a whirlwind tour of Eddington, a new 150-hectare, sustainable community developed by the University of Cambridge, as well as a trip to the cinema to talk brand purpose and climate activism with Patagonia's general manager Ryan Gellert.

Aldi tops UK supermarkets for sustainable seafood products


Aldi has edged out Sainsbury's and Lidl in offering the largest amount of sustainable seafood to UK customers, according to new findings from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

Costa aims to lead industry transformation with pledge to recycle half a billion coffee cups


EXCLUSIVE: Costa Coffee's energy & environment manager Oliver Rosevear has said the retailer wants to drive cross-industry collaboration on coffee cup recycling, as it today (18 April) makes a bold commitment to recycle the equivalent of its entire annual sales of takeaway cups - at a financial cost to the business.

UK to review climate target raising hopes of a zero emissions pledge


The UK is to review its long-term target to cut climate emissions as part of global efforts to curb rising temperatures, the government has announced.

Accelerating the shift: New edie report explores low-carbon vehicle game-changers


With Britain's electric vehicle (EV) revolution continuing to gather pace, edie has today (18 April) launched a new insight report which investigates some of the game-changing developments which are driving green mobility.

This is Mission Possible: How BT is achieving a sustainable future for energy


This new series of video interviews showcases the sustainability superheroes who are achieving 'Mission Possible' for their business. Here, BT's head of sustainable business Gabrielle Ginér explains how the telecoms business is working to achieve a sustainable future for its energy.

P&G sets new package of 2030 sustainability goals


The owner of household brands such as Ariel, Gillette, Fairy, Pampers and Head & Shoulders has unveiled a new suite of 2030 sustainability targets, having achieved many of its goals for 2020.

BP's low-carbon strategy comes under fire


BP's new sustainability strategy to level-out increases to emissions during a period of business growth has been labelled as "too small" an effort to reduce the company's exposure to climate risk.

More than 100 corporates have science-based targets approved


L'Oréal and Electrolux are among the latest businesses to have their emission reduction goals approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles


Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles - by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis by enabling for the first time the full recycling of bottles.

TUESDAY AT 2PM: Live behaviour change webinar featuring Tesco and RBS


Taking place today (17 April) at 2pm (BST), the one-hour webinar session will see experts from Tesco, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and EDF Energy provide their top tips on driving staff engagement on energy and sustainability.

Sky and National Geographic join forces in fight against marine plastic pollution


Global broadcasters Sky and National Geographic have teamed up to drive a global media campaign to reduce plastic litter in the ocean.

London startup performs UK's first blockchain energy trade


A London-based firm has conducted the UK's first physical blockchain energy trade, which has enabled housing estate residents to benefit from renewable energy sources.