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 …

Scientists Develop ‘Infinitely’ Recyclable Plastics Replacement

One of the factors driving the plastic pollution crisis is that very little of it gets reused effectively—as of 2015, only 9 percent of all plastics ever made had been recycled, a 2017 Science Advances study found. This is because, as ScienceNews explained, when plastics break down, they usually break …

£20m Study to Investigate Collapse Risk of Major Antarctic Glacier

British and US scientists are to collaborate on a £20m project to examine the Thwaites glacier in west Antarctica, a major glacier that drains an area about the size of the UK. The collapse of the glacier could begin within the next few decades or centuries. Understanding more about the …

More Than 40 Companies Sign Onto Historic UK Plastics Pact

In a historic move, more than 40 UK companies have signed up to fight plastic pollution as part of the UK Plastics Pact, The Independent reported Wednesday. The pact, which officially launches today, is a groundbreaking alliance of companies, non-governmental organizations and governments working to transform packaging in the UK …

Public Support for Renewables Hits Record 85 Per Cent High

Support for renewable energy among UK residents has climbed yet again to hit 85 per cent, its highest level since the government first began recording attitudes towards energy and climate change issues five years ago. According to the latest survey results released today there has been a clear uptick in …