New US water recycling project ‘will provide 32% of a city’s total water supply’

The project will be the first operating advanced water purification facility in San Diego County

Cotton growing in field
Fashion firms ‘must focus on sustainable cotton’

In the latest Cotton Ranking report, which rates the sustainability of the sector, around a third of the 77 cotton-using companies surveyed scored a zero

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

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

Vast majority of US builders are installing efficiency measures in new homes

A new report shows this is the case regardless of it they consider the home they are building to be green

Sustainable debt issuance hit all-time high in 2019

That’s according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which says it reached record levels of $465 billion, up 78% from $261.4 billion the previous year

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

Green agri-tech firm LettUs Grow lands £400k of seed funding

It was awarded the grant by Innovate UK to help increase food resilience and security in the face of climate change

Tokyo 2020 Olympics to see athletes sleep on sustainable cardboard beds

The 18,000 bedframes in the Athletes Village will be recycled into paper products after the games, while the mattresses will be converted into new plastics

Businesses offered £15m for sustainable and efficient food production

Projects should also have the potential to improve productivity and contribute to the target of net zero emissions from agriculture by 2040