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Reading Festival launches re-use campaign to tackle thousands of abandoned tents

Published on August 26, 2015, 8:11:00 am

<img src="https://devedienet.s3.amazonaws.com/news/images/28856.jpg"/><br/>Reading Festival has announced a new campaign to help reduce the 20 tonnes of reusable camping equipment abandoned at the festival every year.
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Government could push through fracking applications if councils delay

Published on August 13, 2015, 9:35:00 am

<img src="https://devedienet.s3.amazonaws.com/news/images/28779.jpg"/><br/>Fracking planing applications that are being held up by local councils could be fast-tracked by Government, following new measures announced today by Energy Secret
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Construction firms receive '3 trees' for sustainable timber progress

Published on July 21, 2015, 4:22:00 pm

<img src="https://devedienet.s3.amazonaws.com/news/images/28640.jpg"/><br/>Businesses are making positive steps towards zero-deforestation future, according to the latest 'timber scorecard' published by WWF-UK.
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Research farm could slash environmental impact of livestock

Published on June 24, 2015, 8:00:00 am

Researchers are trying to reverse beef's reputation as the least environmentally friendly meat with a 'model farm' established in Devon.
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edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2015 officially open!

Published on June 09, 2015, 9:10:00 am

Entry has now opened for one of the most prestigious awards schemes in the UK sustainability sector - the edie Sustainability Leaders Awards.
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Britain's major retailers vow to end microbead use

Published on June 08, 2015, 8:30:00 am

Almost all of Britain's major retailers have pledged to phase out harmful microbeads from their own-brand cosmetic and beauty products, marking a major victory for environmentalists.
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EU agrees 7% cap on 'harmful' biofuels

Published on April 14, 2015, 10:11:00 am

The European Parliament's Environment Committee has agreed to cap the amount of crop-based biofuel used in the transport sector at 7%.
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UK must have power to decide on GM crops, say MPs

Published on February 27, 2015, 12:21:00 pm

<img src="https://devedienet.s3.amazonaws.com/news/images/27781.jpg"/><br/>GM crops are an indispensable tool in the fight against global hunger and the UK should retain ultimate power to decide on the technology, MP's have claimed.
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Biofuel potential 'must be realised' to help Europe reach 2020 energy targets

Published on January 15, 2015, 7:30:00 am

<img src="https://devedienet.s3.amazonaws.com/news/images/27521.jpg"/><br/>Biofuels produced with low or no risk of indirect land use change (ILUC) could contribute significantly to achieving the European Union's 2020 climate and energy t
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EU prepared for 'historic' vote on rules to cut plastic bag waste

Published on November 24, 2014, 8:00:00 am

<img src="https://devedienet.s3.amazonaws.com/news/images/27285.jpg"/><br/>Representatives from the European Parliament and the EU Council will vote on an agreement to cut the use of thin-gauge plastic carrier bags today (24 November).
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EU Ministers block scheme to cut plastic bag waste

Published on November 12, 2014, 10:56:00 am

<img src="https://devedienet.s3.amazonaws.com/news/images/27221.jpg"/><br/>A group of European Union (EU) Member States - including the UK, Romania, Greece, Croatia and Poland - is blocking a European Parliament proposal to reduce plastic
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Sustainability Leaders Award winners selected for European final

Published on May 14, 2014, 1:14:00 pm

<img src="https://devedienet.s3.amazonaws.com/news/images/26271.jpg"/><br/>Two winners from the Sustainability Leaders Awards 2013, organised by edie, have been selected as UK finalists for the European Business Awards for the Environment
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IEA: Governments must triple low-carbon spending

Published on May 05, 2015, 3:26:00 pm

Public spending on low-carbon technology must be tripled if we are to stay within global warming limits, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned.
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Sustainability stats: This week in numbers

Published on May 01, 2015, 1:00:00 am

The biggest news of the week came from the highest court in the land, when the Supeme Court ruled in favour of ClientEarth and ordered the UK Government to clean up its act on air pollution.
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China to clean up act on environment with water commitment

Published on April 02, 2015, 7:30:00 am

<img src="https://devedienet.s3.amazonaws.com/news/images/28005.jpg"/><br/>China is set to tackle its heavily-polluted water supplies by enforcing polluting industries to treat discharged water.
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Report: Firms regularly inflate industry costs of green policy

Published on January 13, 2015, 10:55:00 am

<img src="https://devedienet.s3.amazonaws.com/news/images/27506.jpg"/><br/>Companies and trade organisations repeatedly tell politicians that more stringent environmental legislation would significantly damage the economy, but such claims
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NASA: CO2 absorption by tropical forests higher than previously thought

Published on January 02, 2015, 1:13:00 pm

<img src="https://devedienet.s3.amazonaws.com/news/images/27452.jpg"/><br/>Tropical rainforests may be absorbing far more carbon dioxide than many scientists thought, in response to rising atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gas.
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Water reduction efforts keep Abbott on track to meet 2020 targets

Published on December 19, 2014, 11:41:00 am

<img src="https://devedienet.s3.amazonaws.com/news/images/27429.jpg"/><br/>Global pharmaceuticals and health care products company Abbott has reduced its total water intake by 3.1% in 2013, bringing the total reduction to 18% since 2010.
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Spill Control & Pollution Prevention DVD

Published on February 10, 2011, 12:20:00 pm

Avoid costly fines and clean-up costs by simply learning how to deal with spills quickly and effectively using our brand new easy to use training tool.
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New Innovations in Composite Access Covers from Fibrelite - Bespoke Access Solutions

Published on March 21, 2014, 11:03:00 am

At this year's Sustainability Live Exhibition, held at the NEC, Birmingham, April 1st to 3rd, Fibrelite will be showcasing new innovations in watertight composite access covers and modular trench covers. Fibrelite is exhibiting in the IWEX hall (Stan
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Flood Risk Management - what you need to know

Published on May 27, 2014, 12:08:00 pm

The recent catastrophic flooding across many areas of the UK is forcing specifiers, consultants and contractors to look beyond merely achieving the minimum necessary when it comes to managing water. JDP explores solutions in this special white paper
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Maximise the energy production capability of Anaerobic Digestion Plants

Published on March 11, 2015, 12:37:00 pm

Given the relatively high costs associated with setting up an AD plant it is essential that once operational the plant is optimised for maximum performance - which in this instance is measured by the volumes of biogas which can then be used in the ge
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