Could menstrual cups help bin plastic waste?

A new report suggests they could not only improve women’s health, comfort and bank account – they could also help slash their environmental footprint

German students fined for skipping class to protest climate change

Four Mannheim families have to pay €88.50 each as a result of children taking place in the Fridays for Future demonstration

Petition to put the freeze on doorless fridges gathers 20k signatures

Fridges and freezers without doors are much less energy efficient than closed versions because cold air leaks into supermarket aisles

Toyota and China’s BYD to drive EVs and battery production

They aim to launch the products in the Chinese market under the Toyota brand in the first half of the 2020s

‘There is strong agreement across the energy sector on steps to go net zero’

The Energy Networks Association notes there is strong support to build closer coordination between Distribution System Operators and the Electricity System Operator

Tony Abbott brands wind turbines ‘dark satanic mills of the modern era’

The former Prime Minister of Australia noted he was comforted to hear plans to keep existing coal power stations in operation

UK joins international research centre to tackle climate change

UK Science and Innovation Minister Chris Skidmore signed the agreement with Portuguese Science Minister Manuel Heito to become a full member of the Atlantic International Research Centre

Environmentally-friendly plant-based milk on the rise

Around 37% of 16-24 year olds who have reduced their cow milk intake say they have done so as a result of environmental factors

Jaguar Land Rover explores using recycled plastic on its cars

The car giant is working with German chemical company BASF to develop the ‘premium-grade’ material

Greener travel: Government consults on giving consumers the option to offset carbon

Transport accounted for around one third of UK carbon emissions in 2018