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Recycling Label Hits a Century

Recycling Label Hits a Century

Posted Tue, 30 Nov 2010 08:06:23 GMT by Simon Kent

The British Retail Consortium's recycling label has signed up its 100th company. Now it is hoped the initiative can reduced the 'collection gap'. The On-Pack Recycling Label (OPRL) scheme launched by the British Retail Consortium in May 2009 has signed its 100th company. The label scheme supported by WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) enables companies to categorise the materials used in packing their products under three options.

Recycling Label Hits a Century

Green Investment Bank to be set up by UK Government

Green Investment Bank to be set up by UK Government

Posted Fri, 26 Nov 2010 07:30:01 GMT by Ian Youngman

Will the UK government set up the green investment bank, or is it just an idea.. But as it was a Labour idea originally, will it ever happen? The UK government has promised to set up a green investment bank. But as it was a Labour idea originally, will it ever happen? The government recently backtracked on a firm promise to set up the Post Office Bank, another Labour idea.

Green Investment Bank to be set up by UK Government

Hybrid tugboat - environmentally friendly shipping

Hybrid tugboat - environmentally friendly shipping

Posted Wed, 24 Nov 2010 16:55:06 GMT by Louise Murray

Shipping is responsible for 4.5% of global CO2 emissions, double the amount produced by the aviation industry, making the development of reduced emission craft a priority. A study by University of California Riverside of the world's only hybrid electric tugboat confirms the effectiveness of the technology.

Hybrid tugboat - environmentally friendly shipping

Prosecutions for Illegally Exporting Electrical Waste to Africa

Prosecutions for Illegally Exporting Electrical Waste to Africa

Posted Fri, 19 Nov 2010 13:04:00 GMT by Simon Kent

The UK's Environment Agency has successfully prosecuted illegal exporters of electrical waste. A two-year investigation found 'a network of individuals, waste companies and export businesses' involved in sending waste overseas, and committing offences under the Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations 2007 and the European Waste Shipment Regulations 2006.

Prosecutions for Illegally Exporting Electrical Waste to Africa

Debt consolidation - Can it help you to get out of debt?

Debt consolidation - Can it help you to get out of debt?

Posted Thu, 18 Nov 2010 08:15:00 GMT by Ryan Smith

Handling debt has become the biggest problem in today's economy as countries have still not totally recovered from the economic downturn of 2007. The situation is not different in U.S. As per Bureau of the Public Debt, national debt has increased by $1.65 in this year (2010).

Debt consolidation - Can it help you to get out of debt?

Australian Government approve floating LNG processing plant

Australian Government approve floating LNG processing plant

Posted Thu, 18 Nov 2010 07:26:53 GMT by Lucy Brake

In an attempt to become a world leader in the LNG industry, Shell Oil has been given the go ahead by the Australian Government to establish a floating LNG processing plant off the coast of Western Australian.

Australian Government approve floating LNG processing plant

Vacuums clean up ocean plastic

Vacuums clean up ocean plastic

Posted Wed, 17 Nov 2010 11:45:06 GMT by Lynn Parr

Five concept vacuum cleaners have been produced, built from waste plastic collected from the world's oceans. A new use has been found for some of the plastic waste contaminating the world's oceans. Five vacuum cleaners have been made from plastic waste, one from each of the oceans where the plastic was collected.

Vacuums clean up ocean plastic

You can put Old Wine in New Bottles

You can put Old Wine in New Bottles

Posted Tue, 16 Nov 2010 17:50:00 GMT by Julian Jackson

Greener, lighter packaging will help reduce carbon emissions. If the packaging was made lighter, some of the most climate-damaging effects would be reduced.

You can put Old Wine in New Bottles

World's first carbon reduction labelled wine enters the market

World's first carbon reduction labelled wine enters the market

Posted Fri, 12 Nov 2010 19:31:01 GMT by Lucy Brake

A New Zealand wine company is leading the world; proudly displaying the carbon footprint of each glass of wine on their bottles. Consumers are increasingly demanding information on the carbon emissions of their food and drink. The New Zealand Wine Company has launched their new brand Mobius; each bottle has a label declaring the actual carbon emissions for each glass produced.

World's first carbon reduction labelled wine enters the market

Dome houses, a revolutionary new housing system

Dome houses, a revolutionary new housing system

Posted Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:22:00 GMT by Simon Kent

A new approach to garden furniture has led one company to create a solution for housing in deprived and disaster areas. A specialist manufacturing company in Worcestershire is producing a revolutionary new housing system that could offer educational establishments and charities a cost effective solution to re-housing people after disasters.

Dome houses, a revolutionary new housing system

Dutch pledge boosts campaign for sustainable palm oil ahead of GA7

Dutch pledge boosts campaign for sustainable palm oil ahead of GA7

Posted Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:33:00 GMT by David Hewitt

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) meets this week in Jakarta. But, despite the Netherlands having now become the first nation to pledge itself to using only sustainably-sourced palm oil, many other members of the global organisation are still lagging behind, environmentalists say.

Dutch pledge boosts campaign for sustainable palm oil ahead of GA7

Aircraft company on target with pioneering technology

Aircraft company on target with pioneering technology

Posted Wed, 10 Nov 2010 11:22:00 GMT by John Dean

Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier is pressing ahead with construction of a new wing which promises to make flight more environmentally-friendly. The company has also been experimenting with fuel from an oilseed crop. The project involves a Bombardier Q400 aircraft and a six-partner consortium based in Canada.

Aircraft company on target with pioneering technology

Arizona's cotton growers target invasive pest with new strategy

Arizona's cotton growers target invasive pest with new strategy

Posted Mon, 08 Nov 2010 13:17:04 GMT by Emma McNeil

A joint initiative by cotton growers, the USDA and the University of Arizona's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has used a combination of genetically engineered crops and the deliberate release of sterile pink bollworm to almost completely eradicate this invasive pest from the state's cotton crop and allowed Arizona's cotton growers to reduce their use of pesticides.

Arizona's cotton growers target invasive pest with new strategy

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Future Transport: roads, rail, air and sea problems

Posted Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:34:00 GMT by JW Dowey

A fly in your ear!

Posted Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:32:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Ghosting human function: the robot future

Posted Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:13:04 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A titan of many varied businesses

Posted Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:21:06 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The end of elephants?

Posted Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:19:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Tea Team Produces Results

Posted Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:57:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Solar electricity comes to your home-free!

Posted Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:40:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The last of the Indonesian forest?

Posted Thu, 02 Jan 2014 11:40:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Recycling, waste and profit

Posted Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:30:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The business of applying energy to water needs

Posted Sat, 14 Sep 2013 12:55:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

FedEx doubles CO2 savings targets

Posted Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:55:07 GMT by Linden Volsun

Australian iron ore for good and ill

Posted Mon, 27 Jun 2011 22:33:00 GMT by Michael Evans

UK sustainable business - Making progress but must try harder

Posted Mon, 10 Oct 2011 14:44:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Google invests in world's largest solar power tower plant

Posted Fri, 22 Apr 2011 16:00:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Men arrested on suspicion of illegally exporting tyres

Posted Wed, 26 Jan 2011 08:32:00 GMT by Rachel England

Vacuums clean up ocean plastic

Posted Wed, 17 Nov 2010 11:45:06 GMT by Lynn Parr

Water systems hacked in Illinois and Texas

Posted Wed, 23 Nov 2011 09:19:25 GMT by Michael Clark

Biggest carbon footprint for Brazilian beef

Posted Sun, 06 Mar 2011 10:41:00 GMT by Laura Goodall

Should business be forced to publish their environmental impact?

Posted Fri, 01 Apr 2011 10:09:01 GMT by Laura Brown

Land grabs video protest to World Bank

Posted Mon, 23 Apr 2012 17:04:41 GMT by Adrian Bishop