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  • Food waste reduced by processors changing testing Food
    Food waste reduced by processors changing testing

    Food waste reduction is key to saving money, improving food production efficiency, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, reducing packaging waste and protecting the environment. Dr Abdel Ezbiri from the technology company Cerulean discusses the waste that results from the temperature testing of fresh and chilled foods, and outline the success that some food processors have achieved in adopting non-destructive testing (NDT) technology.

  • Kingfisher's B&Q will cease selling metaldehyde in slug and snail controls Business
    Kingfisher's B&Q will cease selling metaldehyde in slug and snail controls

    Kingfisher, the home improvement company and owner of B&Q, will stop selling products that contain metaldehyde across its 1,200 stores and replace them with environmentally-friendly alternatives. The move follows three years of collaboration and product development with suppliers.

  • Raising awareness of sanitary disposal and fatbergs with social campaign Water
    Raising awareness of sanitary disposal and fatbergs with social campaign

    Best known for its work excavating the famous London Whitechapel fatberg, drainage firm Lanes Group plc has teamed up with a charity to help to raise funds and spread awareness of the correct way to dispose of sanitary products, an issue that's creating a huge problem in the nation's sewer system and waterways.

  • Adapting to climate change: what's next for the UK? Politics
    Adapting to climate change: what's next for the UK?

    Sarah Winne, Principal Consultant and Emma Green, Consultant in Ramboll's Environment & Health team predict the challenges facing the UK of adapting to climate chaos....

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BT helps customers cut carbon emissions by 11.3 million tonnes

BT’s annual Delivering our Purpose report, says its products helped customers cut their carbon emissions by 11.3 million tonnes. Revenue from these products totalled £5.3bn, representing 22 per cent of its total revenue last year.

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Mary Coyle MBE, the Chair of Shared Interest, says: "I am pleased to report in this set of Social Accounts that we have made considerable progress in achieving the goals set out in our 2014 Strategic Review. This year our lending supported over 160 producer groups, helping almost 375,000 individuals in 60 countries, 30% of whom were women."

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AB Sugar - first sugar company to launch Group-wide 2030 sustainability commitments

AB Sugar has launched a bold set of commitments with the aim of becoming the world’s leading sustainable sugar business.

DELIVERING OUR PURPOSE - update on our progress in 2016/17

The latest Delivering our Purpose report from BT shows how the company is delivering against ambitious 2020 goals and how they've been bringing their purpose to life during 2016/17.

BT's revenue from products and services contributing to carbon abatement totalled £5.3bn

BT customers have cut carbon emissions by 10 million tonnes. BT's annual Delivering our Purpose report says revenue from products contributing to carbon abatement totalled £5.3bn, representing 22% of its total revenue last year.

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