NHS writes out prescription to tackle climate change

It has announced plans to establish an expert panel to chart a practical route map to net zero and plans to become the world’s first major health service to do so

Rolls-Royce plans mini-nuclear reactors for UK by 2029

The firm said the deployment of small modular reactors could make build costs more predictable and affordable, lowering the price of electricity for consumers

Asda’s fishing fleets equipped to tackle plastic pollution with new bags

The bags will be distributed to all of Asda’s fleets, including those in Scotland, Alaska and Norway, which fish for Mackerel, Pollock, wild Salmon, Tuna, Haddock and Cod

Tesco cuts plastic wrapping by moving multibuy deals to individual tins

The move, which the supermarket claims is the first of its kind from a UK retailer, is expected to eliminate 350 tonnes of plastic from the environment

Accor Hotels to check out single-use plastic items by end of 2022

More than 200 million single-use plastic items are currently used each year at the firm’s hotels

More than a third of New Year’s Resolutions for 2020 were green

The most popular environmental resolution was reducing plastic waste, making up 46% of all green resolutions made in the UK

Amazon, IKEA, DHL and Siemens among major firms to join new EV alliance

Led by US-based sustainability organisation Ceres, the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance will work to expand the EV market and help encourage global adoption of cleaner transport solutions

Could ‘living concrete’ help construction industry clean up its act on emissions?

Researchers from the Living Materials Laboratory at the University of Colorado Boulder have found a way to combine sand and bacteria to build a green living material that demonstrates similar strength to cement-based mortar

China announces plastic bag ban for major urban areas by 2021

The nation also plans to stop restaurants giving out single-use straws by the end of 2020 and will force them to reduce the use of all single-use plastic items by nearly a third

Natural History Museum declares planetary emergency

The museum has outlined a new biodiversity strategy up to 2031 and set a science-based carbon reduction target to limit global warming to 1.5°C