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Drivers to be given cash for ditching cars under new Government-funded scheme

UK motorists are set to be paid thousands of pounds to give up their cars in favour of public transport and other low-carbon alternatives as part of a new Government-funded scheme. The grants will be ring-fenced for public transport tickets and membership to car and bike-sharing schemes The initiative, which is currently unnamed, is due […]
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Michael Bloomberg to launch decarbonisation tracker for utility firms

Businessman and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg has unveiled fresh plans to utilise his firm Bloomberg LP and its charitable arm, Bloomberg Philanthropies, to help the utility sector to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels. The move builds on Bloomberg’s service as the UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and the co-founder of the Task Force on […]
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Cambodia returns land taken from indigenous people in ‘unprecedented’ move

The decision ‘represents an unprecedented recognition of indigenous land rights over business interests in Cambodia,’ experts said.   A young girl collects latex sap out of rubber trees in Cambodia. Image: Chiara Abbate, CC BY-SA 2.0   Cambodia has returned land taken a decade ago from indigenous communities for a Vietnamese company’s rubber plantation, a sign that foreign […]
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Why General Mills want supply chains to become regenerative stewards of the environment

Faced with a growing global population and strains on depleted natural resources, US food producer General Mills plans to equip its supply chain farmers with the knowledge and tools to move from practices that mitigate environmental degradation to regenerative approaches. Melendez believes that regenerative practices will provide benefits for farmers located down the supply chain […]
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Can China’s ‘sponge cities’ work in other countries?

China’s push to develop ‘sponge cities’ that can absorb the impact of climate change could hold lessons for other countries, says environmental expert Professor Guan Yuntao ahead of this year’s Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition.   The view from Crane Tower in Wuhan, China. The city is one of 30 sponge cities that has […]
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Watts Partners with Planet Water Foundation to Bring Clean Water to India

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: WTS) – a leading global manufacturer of plumbing, heating, and water quality products and solutions – recently funded and helped install two water filtration systems that provide clean drinking water for children and families in need in India. “As a global leader in water technologies, we have […]
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Tesco trials plastic-free fruit and veg selection

Supermarket Tesco is trialling packaging-free fresh produce at two stores in Watford and Swindon, in a bid to monitor whether the remove of plastic packaging for select products will impact levels of food waste. Tesco is the latest supermarket to trial packaging-free fresh produce in a bid to cut back on plastic waste Tesco has […]
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Food banks help reduce emissions by 10 million tonnes, report finds

Food banks around the world have helped mitigate more than 10.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions by preventing almost 2.7 million metric tonnes of edible food being wasted, a new report has found. An estimated 821 million people across the globe go hungry Research published by international non-profit organisation, The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), found […]
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Malaysian state chief: Highway construction must not destroy forest

A coalition of local NGOs and scientific organizations applauded the announcement, saying that it could usher in a new era of collaboration between the government and civil society to look out for Sabah’s people and forests.   Proboscis monkeys, which can only be found in Sabah, draw tourists but the mangrove forests they inhabit in northwestern […]
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Kooshoo introduces the first plastic-free, sustainable hair ties

Amid growing concerns of plastic waste around the world, one company has created sustainable hair ties that are better for the environment. Made from organic materials like cotton and rubber, Kooshoo has come up with the world’s first plastic-free hair ties that are completely biodegradable. These hair ties come in a variety of colors and styles and are […]
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Mastering the long haul of sustainability

Pursuing the meaningful but long-term work in the sustainability field can be a difficult journey. Grit — perseverance and passion — can help us push through adversity, but grit alone isn’t nearly enough to master sustainability’s long haul. Here’s some good news: Even if grit is not your greatest strength, you still can apply a variety of […]
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Biodegradable tableware made from wheat bran debuts at Toronto’s Green Living Show

This week, Toronto citizens learned that wheat bran is good for more than enhancing digestive regularity. An innovative Polish company displayed its disposable, biodegradable tableware made from unprocessed wheat bran at Toronto’s Green Living Show. While an ordinary disposable plastic plate could take 500 years to break down, Biotrem’s tableware biodegrades through composting within a single month. They’re […]
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