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Has waste hijacked the circular economy?

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Susanne Baker of the EEF bemoans our willingness to equate the entire circular economy with simple efforts to boost recycling rates

28 Jul 2014

Drax biomass plans bolstered as new calculator highlights emissions-saving potential

Tree felling in Richmond Park for biomass energy centre at Heathrow Airport

Government-backed report concludes that sustainable biomass can cut carbon emissions, but fears remain that some projects could lead to higher emissions

24 Jul 2014

Mars unwraps plan to drive global renewables investment

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Food giant promises investment in 200MW US wind farm is set to be the first of many large scale renewables projects

24 Jul 2014

Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprint more than cars, says expert

Study shows red meat dwarfs others for environmental impact, using 28 times more land and 11 times water for pork or chicken

22 Jul 2014

Will Liz Truss take responsibility for resource policy?

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

18 Jul 2014

Sky’s the limit: Drone makers target sustainability

As the FAA prepares rules for drones, these companies are landing serious interest from the likes of Amazon, Boeing, BP and Google

18 Jul 2014

How green was the 2014 World Cup?

This year's tournament just brought a world of pain to Brazilian soccer fans - But can its environmental and social legacy deliver a victory?

11 Jul 2014

Neonicotinoids linked to recent fall in farmland bird numbers

Research demonstrates for the first time the knock-on effects to other species of class of insecticides known to harm bees

11 Jul 2014

Report: Electric vehicle market to hit $500bn by 2025

As China announces major new tax breaks for electric cars, new research suggests the global market for electric vehicles is poised for rapid growth

10 Jul 2014

Lush founder: Green businesses should not be scared of making profits

Mark Constantine talks to BusinessGreen about passion, profits, and his loathing of three-for-two offers

10 Jul 2014

Manufacturers slam Defra's failure to protect UK from looming resource crunch

New report calls for Department for Business to establish new Office for Resource Management

08 Jul 2014

Asda makes 'global first' with sustainable seafood report

Company tells customers where and how wild fish are caught in response to shoppers' concerns

08 Jul 2014

Gamesa and Areva ink deal to form offshore wind giant

French and Spanish companies form joint venture aiming to secure 20 per cent of European market share by 2020

07 Jul 2014

Greener deliveries help United Biscuits crunch carbon

Lorries with longer trailers help company lose 450,000 UK road miles and reduce annual carbon emissions by 618 tonnes

02 Jul 2014

Discover how the Mercedes-Benz Vito E-Cell can benefit your business

Quick charging and low running costs put the Vito E-cell at the vanguard of the electronic-drive van market

01 Jul 2014

Supermarkets must curb food security risks, MPs urge

New report calls on government to protect consumers from food shortages that could result from extreme weather events

01 Jul 2014

UK faces 10 per cent shortfall in farmland by 2030

Cambridge Institute For Sustainability Leadership warns UK faces shortfall of two million hectares of available agricultural land

30 Jun 2014

GM and Europe: We are in this together

The Green Party's Natalie Bennett warns that the latest European Council compromise on GM crops could serve as a "Trojan horse" for the controversial technology

23 Jun 2014

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