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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...

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...

Time is ‘running out’ for climate change, warns CCC

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The Climate Change Committee (CCC) says ‘time is running out for realistic climate commitments’ after delays to the Government’s Ten-Point Plan. The CCC, which was...

‘Stop dumping our emissions on poorer countries’, Fairtrade Foundation tells Government

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The Fairtrade Foundation is calling on the Government to intensify its efforts to clean up food supply chains and tackle carbon emissions which are...

Wasting Food Feeds Climate Change – Food Waste Action Week to break the cycle

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WRAP, the UK’s leading sustainability charity, today announces names of the first strategic partner organisations committed to the inaugural Food Waste Action Week. Food Waste Action...

64% of world population view climate change as ‘global emergency’

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In the largest climate change opinion poll yet, almost two thirds (64%) of the world’s population now view climate change as a ‘global emergency’,...

Viridian urges industry to pledge to sustainable future through Terra Carta

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Viridian Nutrition’s founder Cheryl Thallon is among the first to sign Prince Charles’ ground-breaking environmental pledge, the Terra Carta, in which he calls on...

Alara claims cereal brand first with Scope 3 CO2e declaration

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Alara Wholefoods has announced it has become the first cereal manufacturer in the world to declare the Scope 3 CO2e – the most demanding...

Organic Trade Association welcomes Sustainable Food Trade Association in 2021

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New consolidation strengthens organic’s mission to build sustainable food system and fight climate change The Organic Trade Association announced the Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA)...

The new plastic-eating ‘super enzyme’ signalling hope for recycling

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In 2016 a species of bacteria was identified at a Japanese waste site as having the natural ability to break down PET; now, a...

Support and solace: RSPB sets out plan for Green Recovery

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The day before the UK Prime Minister makes a speech to the UN on biodiversity, the British based nature charity RSPB today launch a major new Green Recovery Plan for nature recovery. 

Elevating organic: Report positions organic as ‘time-tested’ tool for stemming climate impacts

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A major new report from the Organic Trade Association highlights organic agriculture’s multiple climate change mitigation benefits and ways it can be harnessed to stem, and even reverse, climate impacts. 

Radical intervention: UK organic sector welcomes report’s tough stance on trade deals

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Organic and sustainable farming groups have welcomed a new independent review of UK food policy that calls for "a gold standard level of scrutiny" to ensure post-Brexit trade deals do not jeopardise environment and health standards.