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Multinational consumer goods, healthcare and industry firm 3M has today (6 December) unveiled a new requirement for all products it releases from January 2019 to be designed with "sustainability value" built in.
As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.
The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has launched an inquiry into the sustainability efforts being made by UK Export Finance (UKEF), following claims that the body's financing of fossil fuels overseas is at odds with the aims set out in the UK's Clean Growth Strategy.
A number of eye-catching and potentially transformational innovations have emerged that could help businesses and nations deliver on resource efficiency, low-carbon transitions and combat climate change. Here, edie rounds-up six of the best.
Waitrose has pledged to phase out glitter from its own-label cards, wrap, crackers, tags, flowers and plants, as part of plans to reduce the impact of plastics on the environment.
The Government is consulting on whether property developers should be required to deliver a "biodiversity net-gain" when building new housing or commercial projects.
The UK's fashion industry is moving at a pace to reduce carbon emissions and water waste within its supply chains, although far slower progress is being made on research efficiency, new research from WRAP has concluded.
A Swiss-based Coca-Cola bottling company is set to introduce air-captured CO2 use to the beverage industry to help reduce costs and achieve its long-term climate targets.
The current system of energy regulation is not fit for the more decentralised and digitalised energy that is emerging, Alan Whitehead has said.
German carmaker Volkswagen (VW) will not launch any new car models with a traditional petrol or diesel combustion engine after 2026 as part of a shake-up to its electric vehicle (EV) strategy.
The government is proposing to force private landlords to contribute towards measures to improve their properties' energy efficiency.
Sustainability professionals, CSR experts and energy managers working within Britain's public sector have just one week left to take part in a short survey which will help to inform edie's next insight report looking at the sustainability challenges and opportunities facing the sector.
Ford has announced that it is extending a scrappage scheme for older, more polluting vehicles to the first quarter of 2018, citing positive feedback from customers as the primary reason for the extension.
Energy managers from British retailer M&S and property developer Landsec revealed they are exploring the potential of battery storage technologies on their estates during a recent edie webinar about energy resilience.
The UK Government has been urged to devolve national carbon budgets down to regional levels in order to create socioeconomic benefits that can be captured by promoting low-carbon job growth across specific areas of the UK, a new report has suggested.
Heathrow Airport has revealed that it is actively collaborating with Transport for London to install seven rapid charging points for electric taxis by the end of this month, with the airport also announcing the delivery of its 50th electric vehicle (EV).
A new report estimates that 12GW of subsidy-free battery deployment could be possible in the UK by 2021, despite only 0.6 GW of capacity being installed and operational so far, but only if the Government learns from past failings in the solar market.
A growth in circular innovation and digital transformation are the "keys to a more sustainable future" that is currently being hindered by businesses that still view sustainability as an "add on" that requires additional resources and finances.
A new initiative from Nestlé and food redistribution organisation Company Shop could increase the amount of food redistributed from UK operations by two million meals annually, by using site assessments to reduce waste at its source.
The billion-pound jewellery industry is still "tainted" by hidden cases of human rights abuses and modern slavery, with a new report urging large UK brands to increase reporting responsibilities to ensure supply chains are fully-mapped and audited.
The edie team are now off until the New Year but we thought we'd leave you with some festive fun and a sustainability roundup of 2014...
Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) has insisted its use of recycled materials in bottles will not drop following the sale of its 50% stake in the UK's only plastic bottle recycling plant.
More than half of small businesses do not have a plan in place to deal with extreme weather conditions such as floods and snow storms.
Nestlé, Kraft Foods and Mondelez International are part-funding a new commercial-scale recycling plant that can turn old toothpaste tubes into aluminium and fuel in just three minutes.
A think-tank led by Lord Stern claims that 'trying to share the burden of carbon cuts' has hindered climate-deal negotiations in Lima - where just one paragraph of text has apparently been agreed upon in the final day of negotiations.
What great data did we see in the past seven days? In the latest edition of our popular series, edie takes a look-back at some of the fascinating figures from the worlds of energy, waste and water.
International alcohol firm Diageo has committed to dramatically reduce its water use through a 50% improvement in water use efficiency by 2020.
Get your office in the festive spirit by testing your knowledge in our brain-bending Christmas quiz.
The amount of biomethane injected to the UK grid has doubled every year since 2011 and is set to more-than quadruple in 2014.
British Gas has been hit with an £11.1m fine for failing to meet binding targets for delivering domestic energy-efficiency upgrades by an agreed deadline.
The University of East Anglia has vowed to publish all its climate change information following an email leak.
Chinese officials have said the country will not take a single dollar from any international fund set up to help developing countries move towards a low carbon economy.
China's state council has boosted hopes of successful Copenhagen climate change talks by announcing emissions cuts and promising to attend the event.
Most managers recognise climate change as an important issue for business but fail to do anything about it.
The World Bank says it's already preparing for a fully operational REDD scheme regardless of what is agreed in Copenhagen.
Satellite imagery has revealed the full extent of the unsustainable water use in California for the first time.
Italy's glamorous Environment Minister Stefania Prestigiacomo was just another victim of the chaotic queuing system when she tried to get into the global climate change negotiations in Copenhagen this afternoon.
California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has said he will attend the Copenhagen climate change talks.
Leaders risk missing a golden opportunity to show the world that they can work together for the greater good.
The rift between industrialised countries and the developing world has kept negotiators up all night in Copenhagen.