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Kerbside drink carton collections up 16-fold in decade (Fri, 21 Jul 2017)
The kerbside collection of beverage cartons for recycling has seen a 16-fold increase across local authorities in the past decade, according to new figures released this week.
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Beatrice offshore project to provide social value windfall for UK communities (Fri, 21 Jul 2017)
Money placed into a community fund to support the development of the Beatrice Offshore Windfarm off the coast of Scotland could create nearly £20m in social value for the communities involved in project, according to new analysis.
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CDP: Top mining firms risking $16bn in climate costs (Thu, 20 Jul 2017)
The world's largest mining companies are producing up to $16bn in emissions costs in their value chain, according to a report released today (20 July) by climate change research provider CDP.
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Decentralised energy will revolutionise sustainable business, claims Mongoose Energy boss (Thu, 20 Jul 2017)
EXCLUSIVE: Businesses that invest in decentralised energy systems can enjoy the triple benefit of economic value, security of supply and "telling a good story", the new chief executive of community energy supplier Mongoose Energy has told edie.
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Sainsbury's and Hubbub target food waste through Community Fridge Network (Thu, 20 Jul 2017)
Sainsbury's and electronic appliances company Bosch have partnered with charity Hubbub to stock communal fridges with surplus food from local businesses for surrounding communities to access free of charge.
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BlackRock: UK's largest renewables fund passes £1bn mark (Wed, 19 Jul 2017)
The world's largest investor has raised the largest fund for renewable power generation in the UK, totalling £1.1bn in commitments, with more than £600m already funnelled into 40 UK solar and windfarm projects.
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From villains to heroes: Are Pringles and Lucozade about to unveil more sustainable packaging? (Wed, 19 Jul 2017)
EXCLUSIVE: Moves by Kellogg's and Lucozade to develop more sustainable packaging solutions for Pringles tubes and Lucozade Sport bottles would send out a "fantastic message" to other manufacturers, the chief executive of a recycling trade body has said.
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Sustainability Leaders Awards 2018: Meet the judges (Wed, 19 Jul 2017)
With the 2018 Sustainability Leaders Awards now open, edie takes a closer look at the esteemed panel of judges who will be presiding over this year's entries.
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Businesses moving in right direction on natural capital, says World Business Council (Tue, 18 Jul 2017)
EXCLUSIVE: Companies have taken a "huge step in the right direction" over the past 12 months when it comes to measuring business impacts on nature, the director of natural capital at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has told edie.
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Political barriers hampering onsite biodiesel production (Tue, 18 Jul 2017)
EXCLUSIVE: Biomethane generated from food and drinks process residues is emerging as a viable low-carbon alternative to diesel used in commercial vehicles, but a lack of political clarity has left the food sector "scratching the surface" of a potential closed-loop, onsite fuel system.
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Retailers urged to seize growing consumer demand for electrical trade-ins (Tue, 18 Jul 2017)
An overwhelming majority of British consumers have a desire to embrace circular business models when it comes to unwanted electrical and electronic products, according to new research from WRAP.
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Veolia and GMB clash over 'false' recycling diversion claims (Tue, 18 Jul 2017)
Resource management firm Veolia has labelled accusations from general trade union GMB that the company was deliberately sending recyclable household waste to incinerators as "false and entirely incorrect".
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M&S slashes plastic use in food packaging to cut waste (Tue, 18 Jul 2017)
A major UK supermarket has slashed the amount of packaging used for its popular snacks such as crisps and popcorn by reducing the pocket of air at the top of the bag.
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UK Power Networks outlines smart energy vision (Mon, 17 Jul 2017)
The UK's largest electricity distributor has today (17 July) unveiled its intention to become a Distribution System Operator (DSO) as part of its vision to help deliver a smart, flexible energy system.
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Hanson UK halved waste sent to landfill in 2016 (Mon, 17 Jul 2017)
Building materials supplier Hanson UK has halved the amount of waste sent to landfill in the past 12 months, driven by reusing and recycling more than 100,000 tonnes of controlled waste in the production of cement and asphalt.
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Shadow Energy Minister slams 'deplorable' delay of Clean Growth Plan (Mon, 17 Jul 2017)
EXCLUSIVE: The continued delay of a long-term strategy to decarbonise the UK is a matter of "considerable shame" for the Government, according to Labour's Shadow Energy & Climate Change Minister Alan Whitehead.
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Tesco commits to detox chemicals in clothing supply chain (Mon, 17 Jul 2017)
Supermarket heavyweight Tesco has vowed to phase-out toxic chemicals in the supply chain of its F&F clothing line, by signing up to Greenpeace's DETOX campaign.
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JLL UK targets 100% renewables and zero waste to landfill in new 2020 targets (Mon, 17 Jul 2017)
Real estate specialists and investment management firm JLL is chasing 100% renewable electricity and zero waste to landfill offices as part of a new corporate sustainability agenda for 2020.
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EcoAct Group takeover of Carbon Clear signals global 'climate leadership' (Fri, 14 Jul 2017)
French climate finance project developer EcoAct Group has taken over London-based sustainability consultancy Carbon Clear in a bid to help businesses make a low-carbon shift on a global scale.
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Brexit: Green community condemns 'environment-shaped hole' in Repeal Bill (Fri, 14 Jul 2017)
The Government's Bill to convert EU regulations into British law has faced criticism from MPs and green groups for failing to ensure that environmental protections will be maintained post-Brexit.
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