“WeGreen – The Youth Goes Clean”

The Young European Ambassadors are now proud hosts of their own events! Following their online event management webinar, the YEAs have bravely taken on the role of event creators, and have come up with topics that are of high interest to young people across the Western Balkans – the EU, …

Enough Plastic Produced Each Day to Make 22 Trillion Water Bottles

Enough plastic is produced each day to make almost 22 trillion water bottles. That’s according to the National Geographic Society and Sky Ocean Ventures, which say more than 90% of this volume will never be recycled – to address this troubling issue, the two organisations have teamed up to launch …

Cities Around the World Lay the Groundwork for a Zero-Waste Future

Cities around the world are pledging to reduce waste over the next 12 years in an effort to curb global warming and eventually become zero-waste cities. During the Global Climate Action Summit, the C40 announced a new initiative that encourages cities to eliminate waste production and end the practice of …

Vancouver Bans Plastic Straws, Foam Cups and Containers

Vancouver has become the first major Canadian city to adopt a ban on a range of single-use plastics. Starting June 1, 2019, the distribution of plastic drinking straws and polystyrene foam cups and take-out containers will be prohibited. The initiative is part of the city’s ambitious “Zero Waste 2040” strategy …

Wales Recycling Rate Hits 64 Per Cent Target Three Years Early

Wales again increased its overall recycling rate last year meaning it has now reached its target of recycling 64 per cent of household waste three years ahead of schedule, the Welsh government announced yesterday. Provisional Welsh waste and recycling figures for the year ending March 2017 show 64 per cent …

Molson Coors Raises Bar with New 2025 Climate Goals

North American brewer Molson Coors has announced plans to halve global carbon emissions and achieve zero waste across its major manufacturing sites by 2025 as part of its new sustainability strategy unveiled yesterday. Among its ‘Beer Print’ 2025 green targets the beverage giant has committed to reducing carbon emissions from …

JLL UK Hits Energy Reduction Target a Year Early

Real estate consultancy JLL UK has hit 78 per cent of its 2016 sustainability targets, including achieving a 26 per cent reduction in absolute energy use since 2012, but missed key targets around staff training and client engagement with sustainability. Reporting on a mixed bag of results in its 2016 …