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Probably the Best Eco Beer Bottle in the World

By Ricardo Pengel
Blog

Carlsberg Group has unveiled its largest pilot to date, an innovative fibre bottle which is lined with natural raw materials.

The trial will see 8,000 fully recyclable bottles rolled out across Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, Poland, Germany and France to stakeholders at select festivals and events, and product sampling will also be offered.

Majority of SMEs Are Increasing Investments in Sustainability

By Camilla Thomson
Blog

More than half of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are investing in their own sustainability in alignment with the green agenda, new data shows.

According to research from retail bank Aldermore, SMEs invested an average of £61,250 into their own sustainability operations during the last 12 months, with the average SME planning to spend a further £78,392 (an increase of 27 per cent) in the coming year, despite the increased cost of living.

Increased Job Security as Green Auto Tech Receives £43.7M Funding

By Lewis Murray
Blog

Sustainable automotive technology is to receive a £43.7million boost in joint funding from industry and government, which is expected to secure hundreds of jobs.

The development of auto tech such as electric motorbikes and off-road vehicles, designed for emerging markets, could also see a saving of around 27.6 million tonnes of carbon emissions (CO2),the equivalent of removing the lifetime emissions of 1.1 million cars from the road.

World Green Building Council Forum to Help Keep a 1.5°C Scenario Within Reach

by Jonathan Goldsmith, Head of Infrastructure & Transportation – UK at Acre
Blog

Leaders in the building and construction sector joined forces at London Climate Action Week yesterday to engage in a purposeful event to help devise and deliver solutions necessary to combat the climate crisis, in the wake of COP26.

The WorldGBC+20: Global Solutions Forum for Accelerating Decarbonised and Sustainable Built Environments, took place yesterday in the capital to mark the 20th anniversary of World Green Building Council. It discussed challenges in order to accelerate a decarbonised and sustainable built environment that will benefit everyone.

The Rise of the Sustainability Non-Executive Director

By Dani Brown
Blog

Why has sustainability representation been dragging its heels to filter through to the NED board, when it has already been flourishing for a while on the executive team?

Reset Connect Showcases Net Zero Business Solutions at London Climate Action Week

By Rufus Bullough
Blog

More than 100 exhibitors have taken part in the Reset Connect London two-day event (28-29 June) as part of London Climate Action Week.

All areas of sustainability were covered, from the showcasing of energy innovation and green transport solutions to investors and sustainable business accelerators, all with the same goal of encouraging networking, engagement and collaboration to effect change and lower the global climate impact.

New Report Shows Rise of Global Plastic Waste to Triple by 2060

by Isabel Vose
Blog

As UN World Oceans Day (June 8) celebrates the notion of a healthier ocean and highlights action required to make a positive impact, the latest stats highlight that global plastic waste will triple in lakes, rivers and oceans by 2060.

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has produced a report called ‘Global Plastics Outlook: Policy Scenarios to 2060’, which has revealed half of the plastic waste will be destined for landfill and less than a fifth will be recycled.

How the Fashion Industry Is Tackling Three Major Impacts on Our Ocean - Bringing Hope for the Decade of the Ocean

By Liam Goldsworthy
Blog

The old adage ‘There’s plenty more fish in the sea’ has been replaced with the inconceivable ‘By 2050 plastics in the ocean will outweigh fish’ (according to a report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in partnership with The World Economic Forum).

Why Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Practitioners Are Imperative for Successful Net Zero Transitions in the Consumer Goods Industry

Blog

By Greg Brittain

Everything we consume has an impact on the environment, from the humble jar of marmalade we spread on our morning toast, right through to the car we drive. But how much of an impact do our consumer decisions have on lowering their carbon footprint?

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