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Gove confirms ban on plastic straws, drink stirrers and cotton buds

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has today confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic stemmed cotton buds in England, following overwhelming public support for the move.
130,000 trees

£10 million government fund awarded to plant over 130,000 trees

A new £10 million plan will see more than 130,000 trees planted across England’s towns and cities, Environment Secretary Michael Gove announces.
reduce climate change

How can you help to reduce climate change?

Bio-D has listed some easy ways that you can help to reduce climate change and your individual impact on the planet.
cut food waste

£6 million government funding awarded under scheme to cut food waste

Environment Secretary Michael Gove invites organisations to apply for the second round of more than £6 million funding under government’s scheme to cut food waste.
biodiversity in UK, UK overseas territories

Supporting biodiversity in UK Overseas Territories

A 10 week Call for Evidence has been launched by the UK Government today (Friday, 10 May) to gather knowledge on safeguarding biodiversity in the UK Overseas Territories.
APAC

APAC countries shifting towards sustainable environment

Asia Pacific (APAC) countries are adopting several strategies and roadmaps to achieve the renewable energy target designated by their nations.
single-use products

UK requires an immediate ban on single-use products

Single-use products should be banned immediately to prevent further damage the environment, business waste and recycling experts have said.
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EU must prioritise biodiversity and climate change

European Committee of the Regions President calls on EU to step up efforts in response to "profoundly alarming" UN report: The EU must prioritise biodiversity.
antarctic ice shelf, solar heat in ocean

Solar heat is melting the world’s largest Antarctic ice shelf

An international team of researchers found that the largest Antarctic ice shelf is melting 10 times faster than the overall ice shelf average due to solar heating of the surrounding ocean surface.
hobby farms

Why are hobby farms growing in popularity?

Here, we highlight some of the most common reasons people start hobby farms and why you may want to consider starting one of your own.
handling food, food waste

How can we improve the efficiency of handling food to reduce food waste?

With up 90% of food wasted and lost before the product even reaches supermarket shelves Robin Travis, Managing Director at Renby Ltd explores how to improve the efficiency of handling food and erasing double handling.
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UK Green Building Council announces framework for net zero carbon buildings

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has unveiled a framework for the UK construction and property industry to transition new and existing buildings to become net zero carbon by 2050.
uk climate emergency, climate change, extinction rebellion

UK “climate emergency”: What does it really mean?

After the vote on Wednesday, Parliament has shown that it intends to be symbolically at war with climate change with the declaration of a UK “climate emergency”.
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Ecuadorian women face violence to protect Amazon rainforest

Ecuador will not stop attacks against Indigenous women, who are receiving death threats and physical beatings for protecting the Amazon rainforest: What does President Moreno want out of this?
food operators

2019 – The year food operators gain control of their food waste

Food operators have begun to warm up to new technology to help combat food waste; Here, Nick Hucker CEO, Preoday, looks at some of the key technologies that are driving the change.
cleaner oceans, water sports

How are water-sports groups aiding cleaner oceans?

From joggers picking up bottles as they go, to global sporting bodies pledging to tackle plastic head on, athletes, enthusiasts and sporting amateurs are collaborating to fight for cleaner oceans.
disposable bbq's

Disposable BBQs ‘should be banned’ to prevent further devastating wildfires

As wildfires race through even more acres of British countryside this week, calls are being made to ban disposable BBQ's to prevent further damage.
green consumption

Green Consumption: Big data holds the key to sustainability

Chris Harris, Head of Project Delivery, Softwire, discusses why there needs to be a drive around harnessing and using big data effectively to educate consumers about green consumption.
save rare bees, billberry bumblebee

Caged flowers could save rare bees in the UK

A breakthrough project offering hope for one of the UK’s rarest bumblebees has been launched on the Peak District moors near Sheffield this month, with support from the National Lottery.
food waste

Stop Food Waste Day: Brits throw away £494 million worth of food each week

Today is Stop Food Waste Day, and whilst cooking remains a favourite pastime in the UK, an average of £494 million worth of food is thrown away each week, reveals research from Gousto.

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