Love Essex campaign urges people to sign up to plastics reduction pledge

The ‘Love Essex Not Plastic’ campaign aims to highlight the issue of single-use plastics and urge households to switch to reusable options and recycle more

UN publishes draft proposals to reach 2030 biodiversity goals

The plan involves protecting nearly a third of the world’s oceans and land, as well as reaching ‘no net loss’ by 2030 in the area and integrity of freshwater, marine and terrestrial ecosystems

New eco-packaging innovation opens the door for sustainable bespoke solutions

COLOURFORM, developed by the James Cropper group, aims to supply premium brands with high-quality, unique and sustainable packaging solutions so that they can work to reduce their environmental footprint

Donald Trump to speed up infrastructure project approval with rule rollback

The National Environmental Policy Act currently requires federal agencies to assess the environmental impact of projects such as the construction of mines, motorways, water pipes and gas lines

Switching from plastic packaging to other options ‘could actually harm the planet’

That’s the suggestion from a new report published by Green Alliance, which interviewed representatives from five of the UK’s major supermarkets as well as representatives from major consumer goods and beverage companies

Number of fires in Amazon up 30% in 2019 – but still fewer than 2017 and 2015

The National Institute for Space Research says there were 89,178 fires recorded throughout the year

US grocery giant Kroger ‘to eliminate food waste by 2025’

The firm says its ‘Zero Hunger, Zero Waste’ scheme will see it accelerate food donations, with plans to donate a billion meals by 2020 and three billion meals by 2025

IBM unveils cobalt-free battery tech

The firm says the innovation could help eliminate the need for heavy metals in battery production

A busy year in energy – but what exactly did 2019 change for the sector?

Just in case you’ve forgotten what’s been going on, we’ve put a quick summary together for you…

Energy used to cook UK’s turkeys ‘could power 35,996 EVs for an entire year’

EV infrastructure provider Chargepoint says the power used to get 10 million turkeys on the table could theoretically fuel a Nissan Leaf’s journey to the moon and back 583 times