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Hospitality giant Whitbread has announced that it will begin removing plastic straws from its Costa Coffee stores and Premier Inn hotels from November 2018.
Discount supermarket Aldi is switching a range of its cooked meat from non-recyclable packaging to clear, recyclable alternatives in a move that is set to save more than 1,000 tonnes of plastic annually.
The Clorox Company has surpassed its 2020 goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 20%, according to the consumer goods giant’s latest annual report.
Applications are now open for sustainability professionals to take part in a brand new education programme launched by edie and Cranfield University which will equip you with concrete ideas and new abilities to effectively embed sustainability into your core business strategy.
The Consumer Goods Forum and social change agency Futerra surveyed more than 3,600 consumers on the importance of purpose-led brands and transparency surrounding environmental, social and ethical issues. Here, edie rounds up the key facts and figures.
Experts and innovators from some of the world's biggest businesses including Unilever, Carlsberg, Kellogg's and Tesco are among the star-studded line-up for edie's flagship Sustainability Leaders Forum, taking place in London next February.
Online food ordering firm Just Eat is expanding a trial of replacing single-use plastic sauce sachets with a seaweed-based alternative to 10 London restaurants for the next eight weeks.
Big six company EDF Energy has announced a partnership with Nissan to support the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and energy generation and storage solutions.
Beverage giant PepsiCo has revamped its approach to plastics by pledging to use 25% recycled content in plastic packaging by 2025 and working with suppliers and partners to advocate for improved recycling infrastructure and policy across the globe.
Sustainability professionals seeking to develop the skills needed to understand and engage with a range of stakeholders to optimise approaches to sustainability are invited to take part in a free, online masterclass taking place on Wednesday 28 November.
Pret A Manger is looking to reduce the number of plastic bottles sold at its outlets and on the high streets, by offering free filtered water and reusable glass bottles at its three Veggie Pret shops.
As figures show that levels of CO2 in the atmosphere increased at record speed last year, a stark UN report has warned that there is an "unacceptable" gap between national pledges and the emissions reductions required to meet the Paris Agreement's climate targets.
Biogas made from domestic waste could help to heat 15 million homes every year by 2050, enough to meet the annual gas demand for households across south east England, London and East Anglia.
Defra Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed he will work with businesses to see how a drinks container deposit return scheme could work in England.
Reductions in water, emissions and food waste are notable achievements in Sky's latest CSR report, which reveals that the TV broadcaster has hit half of its environmental targets three years early.
With the curtains now drawn on the 2017 autumn party conference season, edie has provided a full round-up of the major green-related highlights from the party conventions over the past three weeks.
A coalition of businesses, NGOs, scientists and politicians have come together to call for a ban on oxo-degradable plastic packaging, which has been linked to microplastics pollution.
Major brands such as Next and Ralph Lauren are failing to make sufficient progress on sourcing sustainable cotton, according to the findings of a new report.
The owner of well-known UK-based toilet paper brands Velvet and Cushelle is facing accusations of sourcing pulp from protected areas of the Great Northern Forest in Sweden.
Senior representatives from the likes of Ikea, L'Oréal and Starbucks are among the confirmed speakers for edie's flagship Sustainability Leaders Forum, which is dedicated to accelerating the green business revolution.
Arla Foods, the maker of Anchor butter and Lurpak, is on its way to operating the world's first zero-carbon milk processing facility at its plant in Aylesbury.
Two of the UK's most powerful 'green' trade associations, the Renewable Energy Association (REA) and the Solar Trade Association (STA), will end their formal affiliation in 2015, in order to "focus on their core strengths".
With European leaders making important decisions about the continent's energy future, this interactive map from the World Resources Institute tracks global carbon emissions and how they've changed over the past two centuries.
The Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD) has launched a 'Working on Waste' campaign to bring UK food and grocery companies together to help their employees reduce household food waste.
Sue Armstrong-Brown has been appointed as the new chair of the Circular Economy Task Force; taking over from Julie Hill who has become the new chair of WRAP.
Sainsbury's head of sustainability Paul Crewe has thrown the supermarket's weight behind the argument for more rooftop solar in the UK, as a new report reveals the positive financial impact PV arrays are having on commercial properties.
Network Rail is embarking upon a joint project to install 1.5km district heating pipe-work to supply excess heat from Birmingham New Street station to offices and other buildings in the city.
The shortlist for the 2014 Sustainability Leaders Awards is now complete with the announcement of six finalists for the Sustainability Leader: Consultancy category.
A 90bn yen (£500m) loan has been granted by Japanese banks to begin construction of a new 231MW solar power station in Western Japan.
Environmentalists cite unpublished EU figures in call for a more ambitious goal for reducing energy use by 2030.
A primary school's green roof has been made a local nature reserve after more than 700 varieties of plants were put in.
A Liberal Democrat move to get the Houses of Parliament signed up to cut its carbon emissions by 10% by 2010 failed to win over the majority of MPs.
Pubs are among the worst hit businesses in the recession with as many as six closing a day.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change has put £6m on the table to fund exploration for suitable sites to tap into the geothermal energy from deep underground.
Global warming could melt the vast Greenland ice sheet beyond 'tipping points', according to the Met Office.
A project helping New Orleans recover from Hurricane Katrina, fronted by Hollywood actor Brad Pitt, will build what's being dubbed as the 'largest and greenest community of single-family homes' in the world.
A project which could be the world's biggest off-shore wind farm has moved a step closer this morning.
Ireland's Environmental Protection Agency is calling on academics to take advantage of European funding set aside for research and development of clean tech.
Business leaders in Ireland have joined forces to lobby government to take a firmer stance on climate change and legislate to ensure a low carbon economy.
If schools and colleges were to tackle just one aspect of their environmental impact, waste should be the place to start.