Festival Fans ‘Have Carbon Footprint 850% Higher than if They Stayed at Home’

Feel like going to a festival this summer? Think twice, because you could increase your carbon footprint more than eight-fold. That’s the verdict from Cardiff University and Siemens, which have studied a number of festivals across the UK, including Hay Festival, The FA Cup Final and Rugby 6 Nations -they …

Study: Cup Charge Could Help Cut Coffee Cup Waste

The UK could make a sizeable dent in its waste coffee cup mountain through a combination of a new levy on disposable cups and more effective promotion of re-usable cups. That is the conclusion of a new report from Cardiff University commissioned by coffee roaster Bewley’s, which estimates between 50 …

Six Billion Plastic Bags Can’t Be Wrong – so What Do we Tax Next?

In the first six months of the 5p charge in England, 6bn fewer bags were handed out. Watch out coffee cups and plastic bottles. England’s plastic bag charge was a long time coming – long after Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales – and critics predicted its exemptions for small …