UK Ethical Consumer Spending Hits Record High, Report Shows

Ethical consumer spending has hit record levels in the UK, according to a new report that reveals the total market – including food, drinks, clothing, energy and eco-travel – has swelled to over £41bn. Total ethical spending has risen almost fourfold in the past 20 years and outgrown all UK …

We Gonna Rock down to Electric Avenue!

What is the connection between 54 students of nine different faculties of the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Mathematics, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Organizational Sciences and Military Academy? Even …

Diesel Pollution Stunts Children’s Lung Growth, Major Study Shows

Pollution from diesel vehicles is stunting the growth of children’s lungs, leaving them damaged for life, a major study has found. The research, conducted with more than 2,000 school children in London, is the first such study in a city where diesel pollution is a significant factor, and has implications …

Supermarkets Still Produce Thousands of Tonnes of Plastic Bags

Big supermarkets are producing billions of single-use plastic bags each year despite charges that are designed to reduce their use by the public. The UK’s 10 leading supermarkets, including Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose, Co-op and Aldi, continue to put plastic bags into their shops three years after the introduction of …

UK MPs Demand Fashion Brand Bosses to Disclose Environmental Impacts

The Environmental Audit Committee has written to 10 retailers to find out how they are mitigating them They include Marks and Spencer, Primark, Next, Arcadia, Asda, TK Maxx and Homesense, Tesco, JD Sports Fashion, Debenhams and Sports Direct International The production of clothing involves water and energy intensive processes, resulting …

UK Commits £170m for Climate Projects in Developing Countries

Prime Minister Theresa May also pledged to share the UK’s expertise to help nations transition to cleaner and greener energy systems. The UK Government has committed £169.5 million of funding to support developing countries affected by climate change. Prime Minister Theresa May made the announcement at the UN General Assembly in New York …

Highly charged: Complaints as Electric Car Points Block City Pavements

Cities across the world are rushing to install charging points to encourage and keep up with demand from increasing numbers of electric vehicles. By the end of last year there were almost 600,000 street charging points globally. But while some cities, such as Paris, are introducing charging points inconspicuously, many …