Toronto Pay-What-You-Can Store Aims to Tackle Landfills and Hunger

In a bright, airy Toronto market, the shelves are laden with everything from organic produce to pre-made meals and pet food. What shoppers won’t find, however, is price tags. In what is believed to be a North American first, everything in this grocery store is pay-what-you-can. The new store aims …

Greenpeace Finds Microplastics and Hazardous Chemicals in Remote Antarctic Waters

Another day, another sign of the reach of the global ocean plastics crisis. A Greenpeace expedition to Antarctica turned up microplastics in more than half of ocean water samples taken in the world’s southernmost waters. It also found chemicals dangerous to wildlife in a majority of snow samples, Greenpeace reported …

How the UK Fell out of Love with Wet Wipes

On the eighth-floor isolation ward of London’s University College Hospital, nurses have two lines of defence against the spread of life-threatening diseases. First are the airtight double lobbies in every room. Second – and, arguably, more importantly – are the disinfectant wipes they rely on to prevent the spread of …

U.S. Asks China to ‘Immediately Halt’ Ban on Foreign Waste

Last year, China—the world’s largest importer of waste—announced it no longer wanted to take in other countries’ trash so it could focus on its own pollution problems. This unexpected policy shift, which took effect Jan. 1, has left exporters in the U.S., Canada, Ireland, Germany and other European countries scrambling …

Climate Change Caravan

The project “Karavan za klimu – Svi aktivni u borbi protiv klimatskih promena  ! (Climate Change Caravan – All actors in the fight against climate change !” aims to: – strengthen Serbian citizens’ awareness of climate change; – convince economic and public stakeholders that green growth is a development opportunity; …

Latte Levy: Starbucks’ Five Pence Coffee Cup Charge Starts Today

People buying a hot drink in one of Starbuck’s 35 London stores from today will have to pay an extra five pence for a takeaway cup, under a new trial designed to cut waste and encourage more shoppers to bring in reusable cups. As BusinessGreen reported last month, the coffee …

Coming Soon: India’s First Municipal Green Bond

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has announced plans to issue green bonds valued at ₹200 crore (~$31 million) in the financial year 2018-19. The proposal opens up a completely new avenue for municipal bodies in India to attract foreign funding. Indian municipal bodies have been issuing bonds earlier as well but …