Mountains of waste Welsh slate are set to become recycled into 21st century tiles thanks to the ambitions of a young entrepreneur.
Biome Bioplastics is leading a major UK development programme to produce industrial-scale chemicals from plant waste. The aim is to accelerate the bioplastic market and create a practical biorefinery approach for the transformation of plant and agricultural waste.
Andy Atkins, Chief Executive Officer of Friends of the Earth, has announced that he will be stepping down from his role in the summer of 2015.
An Edinburgh firm that analyses big data from satellites for environmental solutions, such as forest and soil carbon stocks, has been given another fresh boost of large financial investment.
Prince Charles has challenged the financial sector to go and convince their finance colleagues to account for sustainabilty, so that in five years every accountant in the world takes stock of nature.
Politicians of all colours have concluded that the UK Government will threaten sustainable production if it doesn't 'lift the regulatory burden' on remanufacturing, and wake up to the sector's 'enormous economic, social and environmental potential'.
A record number of companies are promising to rid their commodity supply chains of deforestation because of the business opportunities it can bring, according to new data from CDP's forests programme - but much needs to be done to change intentions into action.
A dyestuffs company can help clothing companies on their way to eco-conscious fashion, with a range of products created from agricultural waste. And it is embracing the latest in communications technology to enable transparency of the supply chain to consumers.
An easy-to-use guide, to help businesses improve how they communicate their social and environmental credentials, has been launched by Clarity Sustainability.
Resource scarcity is leading AkzoNobel to work with Canada's Enerkem and explore the use of waste streams as a feedstock for chemical production and the development of waste-to-chemicals facilities in Europe.