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EIB plans to cut all funding for fossil fuel projects by 2020

EU’s lending arm financed oil, gas and coal projects in 2018 with more than €2.4bn   Environmental activists protest in front of the Greek parliament. The European Investment Bank is...
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Rome tests recycling bottles for transit cash

Tourist information hostess Elisa Bulzomi, right, explains to a passenger how to insert a plastic bottle into an automatic recycling bin outside a subway station in Rome, Wednesday, July 24,...
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These Global Food Giants See a Future Full of Alternative Proteins

Some global food giants are embracing the alternative proteins boom while others are falling behind, a new report from the FAIRR investor network found. The $5.3 trillion investor coalition cautions...
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Both trials will last six months, with consumer attitudes and purchasing data to be analysed throughout

Iceland to trial UK’s first major plastic-bag-free store

Frozen food retailer Iceland is trailing the removal of all plastic bags from one of its stores, replacing them altogether with “extra-strong” paper bags. Both trials will last six months,...
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Food for… trash? India’s first ‘garbage cafe’ to offer meals for plastic

In exchange for one kilogram of plastic, the cafe will serve a curry with rice, lentils, and papadams. Trash pickers in a municipal dump in Ahmedabad, India. Image: uusc4all, CC BY-SA 2.0 Hungry,...
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24-year-old entrepreneur to launch plant-based “superprotein” products by vote

Food science labs around the world are aiming to take over the meat industry with alternative protein options, but a new competitor has entered the market: an ambitious and well-resourced 24-year-old entrepreneur...
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Unilever and Dozens of Other Biz Leaders Publicly Commit to Step Up Climate Efforts

Twenty-seven companies – including AstraZeneca, Royal DSM and Unilever – have responded to a call to action from the UN to step up their sustainability efforts, committing to reducing emissions further and...
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Top Sustainable Supply Chains across the US Include Ball Corp., Ecolab, Sprint, and Nike

Containers and packaging amount to 77.9 million tons of municipal solid waste on an annual basis, and, with both B2B and B2C brands increasingly focusing on reducing the environmental footprint...
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Andy Ruben, Karen Campbell and Peter Whitcomb: Why brands are reclaiming resale from marketplaces

Resale is now a reality. While legacy marketplaces and startups have tapped into this $24B market, brands have been slower to react. As the market is expected to grow to...
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Tawanna Black, Valerie Craig and Carrie Freeman: Power, privilege and bias in a circular economy

Around the world, our linear industrial economies currently create unsafe living and working conditions. These challenges disproportionately affect women, minorities, low income, migrants, low educated and other marginalized populations who...
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Backward step for mankind: man walks 800km in reverse to save Indonesia’s forests

Medi Bastoni hopes to get to meet the president when he arrives in Jakarta, in several weeks  Indonesian man Medi Bastoni hopes to plant a symbolic tree on Mount Wilis,...
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Berkeley became first US city to ban natural gas. Here’s what that may mean for the future

The California city on Tuesday voted to ban natural gas hook-ups in new buildings, in a historic move  The view of the Bay from the Berkeley Hills. Photograph: Alamy Stock...
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