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Sainsbury's reveals how power from food waste is taking supermarket off-grid

A Sainsbury's supermarket in London Colney

Biffa and Sainsbury's announce that Cannock store is now being power entirely by local anaerobic digestion facility

21 Jul 2014

Iberdrola joins PRISM plan to turn plutonium stockpile into power

Nuclear fuel rods

Spanish utility signs MoU with GE Hitachi's PRISM project to generate power from UK's nuclear waste

21 Jul 2014

Will Liz Truss take responsibility for resource policy?

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

The new Environment Secretary faces a daunting in-tray, but waste policy must now be made a priority

18 Jul 2014

Green Investment Bank warns of energy from waste investment gap

New report suggests UK requires £5bn to fund new energy from waste infrastructure through to 2020

17 Jul 2014

UK plastic bag use continues to rise

New WRAP figures reveal stark differences between those countries with levies and those without

15 Jul 2014

'Disjointed' recycling strategy costs UK £1.7bn a year

Moving to a more centralised Danish model could reduce inefficiencies and unlock billions in new investment, report finds.

15 Jul 2014

Biogas sector welcomes reassurances over future of anaerobic digestion policy

Letter from Climate Change Minister Gregory Barker promises "bright and sustainable future for the biomethane to grid industry"

10 Jul 2014

GreenBiz 101: From trash to treasure, the elusive quest for zero waste

Here's how companies and communities are looking to reuse almost everything we produce

04 Jul 2014

Green Investment Bank delivers Northern Ireland biogas funding push

Two on-farm anaerobic digestion plants to share £6.5m in new funding

03 Jul 2014

UK councils could be required to recycle 70 per cent of waste by 2030

Proposals from European Commission would require a significant increase in the proportion of UK waste diverted from landfill

02 Jul 2014

'World's first' fully recyclable coffee cup is coming to the UK

Green Your Cup inventor hopes to put an end to the 2.5 billion coffee cups thrown way every year

30 Jun 2014

London commuters urged to turn to tap water to slash carbon emissions

Hammersmith Bus Station and Thames Water pilot new HydraChill Water Refilling station

27 Jun 2014

Report: Companies’ plastic use costs environment $75bn each year

Food sector contributes the largest chunk of the financial cost to natural capital, with the oceans facing acute threats, UN study finds

23 Jun 2014

Glastonbury goes green: festival declares war on plastic water bottles

Reusable steel bottles to be distributed as 400 drinking-water taps are erected

23 Jun 2014

Labour promises ‘Stern Review' for resource security

Labour's Barry Gardiner accuses government of neglecting resource security issues and damaging the economy in the process

20 Jun 2014

Barry Gardiner: Resource efficiency can deliver "turbo charger" to the economy

Shadow Environment Minister's speech to the Chartered Institute of Waste Management

20 Jun 2014

Brazil World Cup team flying high on sustainable jet fuel

GOL Airlines using fuel made from inedible corn oil and used cooking oil to power 200 flights during 2014 World Cup

18 Jun 2014

Government U-turn extends plastic bag charges to biodegradable bags

But ministers reject calls from businesses to ensure all retailers face new plastic bag levy

17 Jun 2014

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