- Stora Enso launch renewable lignin tree product to replace oil-based glue Business
- Hope for planet as scientists engineer enzyme that eats plastic bottles Science
Disagreement over Iceland's way of tackling palm oil's biodiversity impact
Retailer Iceland's decision to remove palm oil from its own branded food has been criticised by both The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, who share Iceland's concerns about the environmental impact of palm oil, but do not agree with the solutions Iceland are adopting, and the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Biology who say Iceland’s move to ban palm oil products is understandable but could backfire.
British Museum introduce compostable sweet packets to tackle plastic problem
As an intial bid to phase out single use plastic packaging, the British Museum are introducing impulse bags of sweets which are wrapped in compostable, transparent packaging which breaks down and disappears in soil in six to 12 weeks. Regular biodegradable bags can take decades to degrade and can leave a residue in the soil.
Awards & Standards
ECO-FRIENDLY JUNK REMOVAL AND HOUSE CLEARANCE SPECIALISTS WINS NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AWARD
From reusing old duvets as dog bedding to safely recycling old televisions, a UK company that collects and recycles over 40 tonnes of people's junk every week has been recognised for its contribution to the country's environment.
INNOVATION DRIVING GREEN ECONOMY GROWTH IS KEY TO WINNING
Eventure Media presented the Rushlight Awards for the 9th year at a lively Awards Party at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. Attended by organisations that are leading the way in clean technology innovation and sustainable solution deployment, the party followed the Rushlight Show.