New York Is Curbing Food Waste and Helping People in Need with a New...

Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature reached agreement on one of the most pro-environmental budget sessions in many years. Not surprisingly, Albany’s agreement on a new comprehensive congestion pricing plan and a new law to ban plastic bags grabbed top headlines in the press. But …

‘Rubbish Police’ Check Bin Bags to Drive Up Recycling Rates

A pair of council officers in hi-vis jackets scrutinise a clipboard before approaching a bungalow on a windswept estate on the western outskirts of Swansea. They are looking for residents who have sneaked recyclables into black bin bags destined for landfill sites or incineration plants. Recycling promotion officer Scott Matthews …

UK Chips an Inch Shorter After Summer Heatwave – Report

The British chip has been left an inch shorter by the 2018 heatwave, according to a report on the risks to UK fruit and vegetable growing from climate change. The spell of baking summer weather was made 30 times more likely by global warming and left spuds substantially smaller than …

Glasgow Unveils Plans to Become Scotland’s First Circular City

Glasgow City Council has announced its ambitious plan become the first circular city in Scotland. Its Circular Economy Route Map will focus on cutting food waste and engage with universities and colleges to embed circular design principles in textile design courses to reduce and reuse waste. It has also set …

‘Public Deluded About Amount They Need to Own and How Much They Waste’

The majority of people are deluded about the amount of possessions they need and the amount of waste they produce. That’s according to relocation firm Movinga, which surveyed 18,000 households across 20 countries to compare individuals’ perceptions of their own environmental impacts. It concluded people are unable to perceive their …

Green Foods Could Clean Up the Construction Industry

We’ve all heard of eating our vegetables, but what about building with them? A new study by Lancaster University‘s B-SMART program will examine the effects of incorporating root vegetables – yes, vegetables – into cement production for a stronger and more sustainable way of building. The project, funded by the …