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Kingspan Targets Net-Zero Carbon Manufacturing By 2030

April 13th, 2021

Building materials and design giant Kingspan has pledged to reach net-zero emissions from its estate of more than 160 manufacturing sites this decade.

Morrison’s To Remove All Plastic Bags For Life From UK Stores

April 12th, 2021

Supermarket retailer Morrisons is removing all plastic versions of its “bags for life” from stores nationwide, in favour of paper and other reusable options, in a move that will save 3,200 tonnes of plastic each year.

UPS Invests In Electric Aircraft For Zero-emission Deliveries

April 9th, 2021

Logistics giant UPS had unveiled plans to purchase electric aircraft models to assist with time-sensitive deliveries while limiting emissions associated with transportation. The first 10 BETA aircrafts are scheduled to begin arriving in 2024, with an option to purchase up to 150 in total.

More Than 100 Apple Suppliers To Switch To 100% Renewables

April 8th, 2021

Apple has revealed that more than 100 of its manufacturing partners across the supply chain have agreed to source 100% renewable electricity for the production of Apple products, a move that looks set to avoid more than 15 million tonnes of carbon emissions annually.

Fracking Ban Should Continue For UK To Meet Net-Zero, Climate Change Committee (CCC) Warns

April 7th, 2021

The CCC has told the UK Government that restrictions on onshore fracking for shale gas must be continued until scientists have a better understanding of its full environmental impact.

Molson Coors Set For 100% Renewable Electricity Switch In The UK

April 1st, 2021

Molson Coors Beverage Company, which produces drinks for brands including Carling and Doom bar in the UK, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) that will enable it to transition to 100% renewable electricity in the UK.

Reckitt Partners With WWF, Pledging £10m Donation

March 31st, 2021

Reckitt, the parent company of brands including Air Wick and Dettol, has announced a three-year partnership with WWF focusing on nature conservation.

Green Homes Grant Scheme To Officially Close This Week, UK Government Confirms

March 30th, 2021

The UK Government has confirmed that will axe its Green Home Grant Scheme, which had £1.5bn of its £2bn funding pot withdrawn on Wednesday 31st March.

Tesco Has Unveiled Climate Manifesto To Assist Net-Zero Target

March 29th, 2021

Tesco has unveiled a new “climate manifesto”, pledging to help customers eat more sustainable diets, reducing food waste from farm to fork, and ramping up its efforts to become a net-zero business by 2035.

Covid-19 Sees Carbon Emissions Fall 10% In 2020 As The UK Nears Half Way Mark To Net-Zero

March 26th, 2021

The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic delivered an estimated 10.7% reduction in carbon emissions in 2020, with total greenhouse gas emissions almost 50% lower than they were in 1990, which is the baseline this year for the UK’s net-zero target.

‘Climate Transition Action Plan’: Unilever Puts Net-Zero Roadmap To Shareholder Vote

March 25th, 2021

Unilever has outlined plans for delivering its 2039 net-zero target and will put them to a shareholder vote in May, in what is regarded as the first move of its kind by a multinational corporation.

Just 1% Of Businesses Taking Strong Action On Deforestation, Despite Risks Totalling $53bn

March 24th, 2021

An analysis of anti-deforestation work of 553 of the world’s largest businesses has found that just 1% are taking ‘best practice’ action. This is despite the multi-billion-dollar risks associated with inaction.

The Government Has Committed £560m To Decarbonise Housing

March 23rd, 2021

The government has issued £500m from the Green Homes Grant and £62m from a Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund to improve the energy efficiency of 50,000 UK households.

Renault Has Launched A Battery Recycling Scheme As The UK Grant Changes Draw Controversy

March 22nd, 2021

It’s been a busy week for electric vehicle (EV) news, with the UK government facing criticism over grant packages and charging infrastructure and Groupe Renault launching a new battery recycling scheme.

Birds Eye Owner Nomad Foods Launches Nature Positive Partnership With WWF

March 19th, 2021

Nomad Foods, which owns brands such as Birds Eye, Findus and Green Cuisine, has unveiled a new partnership with the WWF that will deliver farming practices to protect and promote biodiversity while tackling the climate crisis.

Fashion Brands Set To Cover Recycling Costs Under New UK Government Plans

March 18th, 2021

The UK Government has today begun consulting on measures to reduce waste from sectors including fashion, furniture, electricals and electronics – including new charges that would see businesses contribute to recycling costs.

Retrofit Revolution Can Cut Emissions And Deliver£7.5bn Energy Savings For UK

March 17th, 2021

Retrofitting the UK’s building stock with low-carbon solutions could reduce national energy costs by £7.5bn a year, create more than 150,000 job over a 10-year period and cut carbon emissions by 30%, MPs have been told.

Dixons Carphone Plots Path To Net-Zero Supply Chain Emissions

March 16th, 2021

After pledging to become a net-zero business by 2040, Dixons Carphone has announced plans to help its 10,000 suppliers measure and reduce their climate impact.

Cut Taxes For Low-Carbon Heating, Energy Efficiency And EVs, CBI Urges

March 12th, 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is planning to outline a string of tax changes later this month, with the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) urging him to use the moment to support the net-zero transition.

British American Tobacco Targets Carbon-neutral Value Chain By 2050

March 11th, 2021

British American Tobacco (BAT) has updated an ambition of becoming carbon neutral across its business by 2030 to now account for its entire value chain by 2050.

Mondelez And PepsiCo Set New Plastic Pledges Following Non-Profit Discussions

March 10th, 2021

Two of the worlds largest plastic users have agreed to set new reduction targets following intensive discussions with the As You Sow non-profit. After engagement with As You Sow, both companies have committed to raising ambitions to cut the use of virgin plastics for packaging.