Ivan Smiljkovic: A Bank with a Clear Development Orientation always Stands with Business People

The professional Jury of Novi Sad fair declared this year ProCredit Bank as the best bank in agribusiness standing commitment of this financial institution to support domestic agricultural producers who persistently and patiently develop their business. With Ivan Smiljković, a member of the Executive Board at ProCredit Bank, we discussed a trend of growing interest …

An Argentine Startup Makes Shoes from Discarded Tire Scraps and Employs Single Mothers

More than 100,000 tons of rubber tires are disposed of every year in Argentina. The majority of them are burned, contributing to the country’s already huge air pollution problem. So, when Alejandro Malgor and two of his friends, Ezequiel Gatti and Nazareno El Hom, realized they wanted to start a business, they decided to focus …

Brits to Throw Out 100 Million Plastic Straws and Cups this Christmas

New research has this week estimated that the British public will use almost 300 million plastic straws and cups over the festive party season, with a third of the resulting waste not being recycled. A survey of over 2,000 people commissioned by Sky as part of its Ocean Rescue campaign found that 84 per cent …

UK Environment Department Using 1,400 Disposable Coffee Cups a Day

More than 2.5m disposable cups have been purchased by the UK’s environment department for use in its restaurants and cafes over the past five years – equivalent to nearly 1,400 a day. The Liberal Democrats’ environment spokesman, Tim Farron, said the revelation, obtained through a freedom of information request, showed Michael Gove “needs to get …

IKEA UK Rings Up Success on Food Waste, Green Energy and Circular Sofas

IKEA is pressing ahead with plans to become a ‘circular retailer’ that minimises its waste and encourages customers to reuse and repair its products, according to the company’s latest Annual Summary for the UK. The company will confirm this morning that for the second year running it has sent no waste to landfill in the …

The Amount of Plastic Produced in a Year is Roughly the Same as the...

The former boss of Asda is calling for supermarkets to stop using plastic packaging saying billions of pounds of investment in recycling has failed to resolve the world’s plastic proliferation crisis. Andy Clarke, CEO of one of Britain’s biggest supermarket chains for six years, said the only solution was for retailers to reject plastic entirely …

Costa, Greggs, McDonald’s and Starbucks Among Coffee Giants to Sign Cup Recycling Deal

Some of the UK’s largest coffee shops have joined forces to battle Britain’s cup waste mountain, announcing plans to develop a nationwide recycling system they hope will curb the numbers of takeaway cups ending up in landfill. Fourteen organisations, including Caffe Nero, Costa Coffee, Greggs, McDonald’s UK, Pret A Manger, and Starbucks, will help fund …