Banning stickers on fruit ‘would avoid 100m pieces of plastic waste a week’

BusinessWaste has urged the government to introduce new regulations to tackle the stickers, which are used as branding and to display bar code information

Environment Agency: ‘Certain water companies fall short of their environmental responsibilities’

Last year saw the second-highest number of serious pollution incidents since 2015, a new report suggests

Southern Water fined record £90m for dumping sewage into sea

It pleaded guilty to 6,971 unlawful sewage discharges between 2010 and 2015, found to be caused by ‘deliberate failings’ and polluting rivers in Kent, Hampshire and Sussex

Majority of Europeans consider climate change to be world’s ‘most serious problem’

Nearly 87% of people believe it is important the EU sets ambitious targets to increase the use of renewable energy and the same percentage say it is important to provide support for improving energy efficiency

Plastic-free PPE to fight pandemic and climate change

Research suggests new PPE entirely made from paper emits 85% less carbon

Insects to turn food waste into animal feed

A new technology has been developed that turns food waste into insect protein for farmers to feed their livestock – all powered by AI

More than 3.4m children attend schools with toxic air

A new study has found that 27% of UK schools are in areas with high air pollution levels

Fossil fuel share of global energy mix is ‘just as high as a decade ago’

In 2019, fossil fuels made up 80.2% of the global energy mix, compared to 80.3% in 2009, according to a new report

EURO 2020 instead of 2021 – all for sustainability?

Why is the competition still named ‘EURO 2020’ when it’s taking place in 2021?

Corona to clean up US beaches

The beer company has committed to removing 500 tonnes of plastic from the most polluted beaches in the United States