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‘Breakthrough’ discovery: microplastics detected in human blood

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The negative effects of microplastics on wildlife and human health are well documented, but a pioneering body of research published in the journal Environment...

Neal’s Yard open letter urges Government to reverse decision on ‘bee-killing’ neonics

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An open letter from Neal’s Yard Remedies calling for Boris Johnson to reverse the Government’s decision to lift its ban on harmful neonicotinoids has...

SA demands Government action over ammonia

Together with The Woodland Trust, WFF, RSPB, ClientEarth and Plantlife International, the Soil Association (SA) has written to the Government raising concern over its...

Ethiopia’s ‘false banana’: the answer to future food scarcity?

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A relative of the banana plant, endemic to Ethiopia, could hold the answer to future climate change-induced hunger. The enset – a banana-like plant which...

Takeaways from the Organic Trade Conference

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Soil Association Certification’s keynote event, the Organic Trade Conference: Organic on the Road to 2030, took place at the end of October with over...

WRAP: 63% of Brits want immediate climate action

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With COP26 in full swing, sustainability charity WRAP has released the results of a new survey canvassing the public on climate change, finding that...

Earthshot Prize awards ‘ground-breaking’ environmental solutions

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After a ten-month global search, the first winners of the prestigious Earthshot Prize – awarded by The Royal Foundation – have been named in...

Global cosmetics consortium launches for environmental impact assessment

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Henkel, L’Oréal, LVMH, Natura & Co and Unilever have announced the launch of a global consortium to develop an industry-wide environmental impact assessment and...

Defra’s plans to ‘unlock power of GE’ questioned by organic sector

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The announcement that Defra plans to overturn existing EU legislation and ‘unlock the power of gene editing’ (GE) in the UK has been met...

H&B VMS packaging to get sustainability overhaul

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Holland & Barrett (H&B) has outlined plans to reduce the size and weight of its own-brand plastic vitamin bottles as part of its commitment...

Sustainability before self-interest

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Following the inaugural meeting of the newly formed Sustainable Beauty Coalition (SBC), Jayn Sterland, chair, chats with Rosie Greenaway about the group’s fearless ambitions...

CMA publishes Green Claims Code to tackle greenwashing in the UK

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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published its Green Claims Code to help businesses understand how to communicate their green credentials while ensuring...

Swiss retail giant produces PET bottle made from carbon emissions

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Using technology developed by LanzaTech, Switzerland’s largest retail company Migros has produced what is claimed to be the world’s first bottle with PET made...

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Today, the three EU institutions – European Parliament, Council of the European Union and European Commission – signed a Joint Declaration officially instating 23...

56% of shoppers concerned about environmental impact of food packaging

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Last week’s Organic Fresh Produce Forum, run by Soil Association Certification, has highlighted increasing consumer concern about the eco credentials of organic product packaging. Online...

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