Small businesses award recognizes sustainable brands success

Small businesses award recognizes sustainable brands success

Although not many people are aware of it, the tissue industry is worth a combined £50bn and has failed to experience a disruption in years. However, by satisfying the growing appetite for environmentally friendly products, The Cheeky Panda has found itself booming worldwide and were the winners of this year’s...

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Waste Wars: A New Dump

Waste Wars: A New Dump

Big countries are feeling the pressure of overstocked landfills as environmental regulations and trade agreements shake up traditional waste flows. The world produces 2.1 billion tonnes of rubbish each year with only 16% recycled and 46% disposed of unsustainably. Countries such as China, once the dumping ground for almost 4...

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Environmental tests for Grenfell ‘contamination’ take place after months of campaigning

Environmental tests for Grenfell ‘contamination’ take place after months of campaigning

Further environmental tests for possible contamination from the fall-out from the Grenfell Tower fire are being undertaken this month, just before the second anniversary of the disaster. They follow months of campaigning by residents for further tests following revelations by fire toxicology expert Professor Anna Stec, of chemicals which could...

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Extinction Rebellion and young people lead anti-climate change activist movement

Extinction Rebellion and young people lead anti-climate change activist movement

With climate change being one of the biggest global issues in the world right now, activist organisation  ‘Extinction Rebellion’ are drawing attention to the issue, with significant protests.      The organisation was set up in September 2018 and has brought huge amounts of media coverage and public support to the...

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Deer culling raises money for Royal Parks Society

Deer culling raises money for Royal Parks Society

Deer culled in two Richmond parks have, over the past 5 years, accumulated a net worth of £250,000 for the Royal Parks Society. Twice a year in Richmond and Bushby park, Red and Fallow Deer are culled by park keepers in order to preserve the rest of the population. Humane...

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New fund to flood London with water fountains

New fund to flood London with water fountains

A new scheme to increase the number of public water fountains in London has been launched with funding of £5m amid efforts to cut down on single-use plastic waste. The fund, set up by Thames Water and the Mayor of London, aims to encourage people to refill rather than buy...

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‘One bin is rubbish – sort it out!’ Recycle For London launch new campaign to help K&C Residents get creative with their recycle storage

‘One bin is rubbish – sort it out!’ Recycle For London launch new campaign to help K&C Residents get creative with their recycle storage

Most Londoners would agree that recycling is important; it saves energy, it conserves natural resources, and it reduces the amount greenhouse gas emissions that affect the global climate change. The list is endless. And yet still, many of us do not recycle. No fingers shall be pointed. In fact, the...

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Supermodel Poppy Delevigne joins mission to save the oceans

Supermodel Poppy Delevigne joins mission to save the oceans

Model/actress Poppy launches Blue Marine Foundation’s London to Monaco cycle challenge at Somerset House 17th September 2017: Poppy Delevingne showed her passion for protecting the oceans this weekend, as she launched Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE)’s London to Monaco cycle ride. Delevingne kicked off the charity bike ride (now in its second year)...

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Britain to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040

Britain to ban sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040

Only fully electric cars and vans will be sold in the UK from 2040, the Government has announced in a plan published by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). The plan will not affect hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles; only new cars and vans with conventional petrol...

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G20; Trump isolated on his position on climate change

G20; Trump isolated on his position on climate change

The G20 summit in Hamburg saw 19 world leaders come together on Saturday 8 July, with US President Trump labelling it a “wonderful success” despite being isolated regarding his position on climate change. As the summit reached a unanimous agreement, overshadowed by violent protests in Hamburg, German Chancellor Angela Merkel...

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