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Companies make progress on climate change

22 May 2017

Balfour Beatty, a UK construction contractor, has become the first company in the world to be assessed to the ISO 20400 standard for sustainable procurement.

MacArthur Foundation launches Plastics Economy Innovation Prize

19 May 2017

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, together with the Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit, have announced the launch of a $2 million New Plastics Economy Innovation Prize.

April 2017 was the second warmest in recorded history

18 May 2017

April 2017 was the second-warmest April in 137 years of modern record-keeping, according to the latest data released by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Government clarifies producer responsibility rules

17 May 2017

The Environment Agency (EA) has changed some of the producer responsibility terms to clarify the rules on packaging.

Forest Green Rovers raising sustainability standards in English football

17 May 2017

Newly promoted Forest Green Rovers (FGR) has the highest environmental standards of any football club in the country.

Consent for world-first tidal energy plant

16 May 2017

Wales has approved a marine licence application for the world’s first low-velocity tidal energy project, which will be built off the west of Anglesey.

Concerns for environmental standards and workers’ rights post-Brexit

15 May 2017

Concerns for both the implementation and enforcement of environmental standards and middle and low income workers’ rights post-Brexit have been raised this week.

New international standard to support climate action

15 May 2017

A new international standard on climate action is set to play a key role in helping businesses reduce emissions in the global fight against climate change.

Consultation on integrated environmental regulation in Scotland

12 May 2017

The Scottish Government and Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have published a joint consultation on a new integrated permitting regime for Scotland. The aim is to simplify, streamline and standardise environmental regulation in Scotland.

Businesses in England face rising waste costs post-Brexit

12 May 2017

Leaving the EU is likely to mean rising waste bills for businesses in England with Scotland and Wales forging a different agreement, company claims.