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The Elephant in the Room

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It was a gruelling tusk, but a life-sized elephant has been created using 29,649 used batteries. The installation was created to highlight the fact that 20,000 tonnes of portable cells end up in UK landfill sites every year.... Read full article

The End of The Plastic Bag?

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Sales of plastic bags by the seven biggest retailers in England have fallen by 90% since the 5p charge was introduced in 2015, according to new figures released yesterday (31 July).... Read full article

Pubic Support for a DRS

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Almost three-quarters (72%) of people would support a deposit return system for plastic and glass drinks bottles and aluminium cans being rolled out across the whole of the UK, according to a new survey published yesterday (27 July)... Read full article

Want to Save The Planet?

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The recent photos of the empty Glastonbury site where only 0.7% of tents had been left after the festival were cause for celebration; it seems the message that our planet is running out of time, and we need to do something to help, is finally landing... Read full article

Could you Stop Flying?

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Molly Scott Cato, the Green MEP known as the ‘MEP who doesn’t fly’, is urging people to make a ‘flight-free 2020’ pledge. She says stopping flying, or cutting back on flights considerably, is the ‘most important single thing we can do... Read full article

State of Transition

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A major new report assessing the climate performance of 274 of the world’s highest-emitting publicly listed companies reveals that almost half (46%) do not adequately consider climate risk in operational decision-making.... Read full article

The Year of the EV

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Electric car ownership is the right choice for at least 1.5 million UK households today, according to a new study by What Car? That’s the number of multi-car homes in the UK with a sweet-spot combination of off-street parking for home-charging...... Read full article

'All-in' DRS a 'No-Brainer'

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The economic benefit of a deposit return system that included every drinks can and bottle – both plastic & glass – would be eight times greater than the economic benefit of a watered-down system, according to a government analysis highlighted by CPRE... Read full article

The Electric Ice Cream Van

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Nissan has created a state-of-the-art electric ice cream van, complete with a fridge, freezer, solar panels and soft-serve machine. Unlike mainstream ice cream vans, the zero emissions vehicle...... Read full article

Deforestation for Consumer Goods

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At least 50 million hectares of forest – an area twice the size of the UK – is set to have been destroyed for commodities during 10 years of corporate commitments to end deforestation, according to a new Greenpeace International report.... Read full article

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