Food and Drink Giants Unite in Promise to Wage War on Plastic Waste

The government may have promised to wipe out avoidable plastic waste in the UK by 2042, but today large swathes of the UK’s food and drink sector went a leap further, in a bid to convince the British public they are serious about tackling the plastic waste crisis afflicting the …

New York City Will Ban Automobiles From Central Park This Summer

Central Park in New York City is the most visited outdoor space in the United States. 40 million people a year flock to Central Park to partake of its charms. First established in 1857, it was designed by famed landscape architects Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux in 1858. By …

Report: Carbon Pricing Now Covers Up to a Quarter of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The adoption of carbon pricing policies around the world is accelerating and now covers between 20 and 25 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according the Institute for Climate Economics (I4CE). However, the French think tank warned that while the reach of emissions markets are increasing rapidly, carbon prices …

Catholic Institutions Mark Earth Day with Fossil Fuel Divestment Pledge

The global divestment movement gained a religious following today with the announcement that 35 Catholic institutions have pledged to remove fossil fuels from their investment holdings. Humanitarian organisation Caritas Internationalis, three leading Catholic banks with balance sheets totalling around €7.5bn, several dioceses and an international coalition of Catholic institutions have …

Old Electronics Could Be More Profitable Than Literal Gold Mines

Forget panning for gold or extracting copper ore. A new study shows that recovering metals from discarded electronics, a process known as urban mining, is far less expensive than mining them the traditional way. If you’re reading this, you’re part of one of our planet’s biggest problems: e-waste. Eventually, your …