Eco-pots spring up for greener houseplants

POTR Pots has launched a range of innovative and eco-friendly plant pots able to self-water houseplants and cut carbon emissions

Waitrose unveils eco-laundry product ‘to wash without detergent’

It says the EcoEgg Laundry Egg is free of harsh chemicals and can be used up to 70 times

Could going green make others question your sexual orientation?

The disturbing answer is that it might – new research led by Pennsylvania State University shows specific types of environmentally-friendly behavior are often associated with masculine or feminine stereotypes

The number of people being murdered defending the environment is soaring…

New research shows more green activists are being killed each year than the number of soldiers from the United Kingdom and Australia killed in war zones

Utilita Energy to pay £175k for carbon emissions reduction failings

The supplier’s failure to meet its obligations could have led to customers missing out on £30,000 of savings on their energy bills

Southern cities ‘outperforming rest of the UK in terms of sustainability’

A new report highlights a growing geographical divide between cities in the north and south with regards to going green

Energy efficiency: New quality scheme to protect low income homes

Only trusted tradesmen will be able to carry out home energy improvements for families supported through the Energy Company Obligation initiative

Finance and green building sectors ‘must work together more closely’

The World Green Building Council says this is vital to grow the energy efficient mortgage market to the point where green finance is available to any borrower in Europe

Sustainable home
Half of people between ages of 25 and 40 ‘want next home to be green’

However, a new report shows only 24% of this group would actually be willing to pay more money for sustainable features

Deforestation
Nestlé supply chain ‘now 77% deforestation-free’

The firm has committed to ensuring none of its products are associated with the environmentally-damaging process by 2020