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Bring your own packaging, circular economy expands in EU and recycling clothes and bras

Wednesday June 5, 2019

Bring your own packaging, circular economy expands in EU and recycling clothes and bras

Waitrose is the latest high street supermarket to try and break the plastic packaging habit. They're trialing "bring your own packaging". Will it succeed?

India may undo sustainable gains, palm oil becomes biodiesel, Solihull EV plan vandalised

Wednesday May 29, 2019

India may undo sustainable gains, palm oil becomes biodiesel, Solihull EV plan vandalised

A second term for Modi's NDA may make it more difficult to source sustainable products from India. Plus: vandals destroy EVs and Ford's humane lay-offs

Single use plastics not quite banned, Welsh green funding and a new plastic you can recycle forever

Wednesday May 22, 2019

Single use plastics not quite banned, Welsh green funding and a new plastic you can recycle forever

The UK Government is introducing new controls on single use plastics from 2020. It isn't an outright ban though, which has disappointed environmental groups

Old car factory makes green tech, underage influencers and sweatshops return to UK

Monday May 13, 2019

Old car factory makes green tech, underage influencers and sweatshops return to UK

When the Holden car factory shuttered in Adelaide, many thought it would be the end of manufacturing. Instead it became home to new green tech.

Banana leaves as packaging, sustainable palm oil still elusive, organic solar cells get stronger, panels produce algae

Friday May 10, 2019

Banana leaves as packaging, sustainable palm oil still elusive, organic solar cells get stronger, panels produce algae

Grocery stores in Vietnam are using banana leaves to replace plastic packaging. Could it catch on? Plus: sustainable palm oil commitments not being met.

UK may abandon towns to rising sea levels

Thursday May 9, 2019

UK may abandon towns to rising sea levels

Waste pineapple leaves are being turned into paper in the Pacific Islands, boosting sustainability and lifting incomes for farmers.

Renewables could be expensive, trading recycled plastic and renewable growth “blip”

Wednesday May 8, 2019

Renewables could be expensive, trading recycled plastic and renewable growth “blip”

As more US states and cities commit to renewable energy, the cost of land, spare capacity and transmission mounts. Could it make their dreams unaffordable?

1 million species face extinction, refill your lipstick, TCL boosts Chinese recycling

Tuesday May 7, 2019

1 million species face extinction, refill your lipstick, TCL boosts Chinese recycling

An intergovernmental report warns ecosystems could collapse imminently. Plus, Lush launches a sustainable lipstick container and China aims big on recycling