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Ministers accused of having 'heads in the sand' over waste problems

landfill site photo courtesy of Veolia

Environmental Audit Committee chair says government should be doing far more to shift the UK towards a resource-efficient circular economy

01 Nov 2014

Climate change could spark conflict in emerging economies, study finds

Parched soil by the White Nile in Khartoum Sudan

Maplecroft warns rapid economic growth in Bangladesh, India, and Nigeria is under threat from climate change impacts on agriculture

29 Oct 2014

Halloween horror of pumpkin waste 'must be slayed'

pumpkin-carving

Research suggests 18,000 tonnes of pumpkin waste is dumped in landfill after the candles have burned out

27 Oct 2014

John West and Princes accused of backtracking on tuna commitments

Leaked documents show UK’s two biggest tuna brands are likely to delay or opt out of commitments to end FAD fishing methods that cause harmful bycatch of sharks, rays and turtles

22 Oct 2014

Here's what's on Olive Garden's sustainability menu

Amid shareholder conflict and other turmoil, Darden Restaurants shows progress in reducing carbon emissions, energy and waste

03 Oct 2014

ReFood launches ReGrow as food waste goes full cycle

Anaerobic digestion operator unveils branded sustainable fertiliser that aims to close the cycle for food waste

01 Oct 2014

Mars chews over sustainable palm oil sourcing performance

Confectionary giant now traces 57 per cent of palm oil back to mills

01 Oct 2014

Getting to grips with the food waste problem

The EU is currently losing around 100 million tons of food a year to waste - Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik argues this scandal can not be allowed to continue

01 Oct 2014

Bernard Matthews talking turkey on greener future

Turkey producer hatches range of renewable energy schemes set to lay foundation for carbon neutral operations push

29 Sep 2014

Three big revelations from Unilever's TED talks

An in-depth look at the thinking behind the consumer products giant's ten year sustainability plan

26 Sep 2014

Could salmon be off the menu over sustainability concerns?

Marine Conservation Society moves wild-caught Atlantic Salmon onto its 'fish to avoid' list after inadequate protection in Scotland

25 Sep 2014

Sustainability added to menu of UK's 10,000 cafés

New rating developed by Sustainable Restaurant Association and Costa to assess the environmental performance of your local cafe

19 Sep 2014

The universal language of food waste

WRAP's Dr Richard Swannell explores why governments around the world are starting to wake up to the food waste scandal

15 Sep 2014

Organic growth - General Mills to acquire Annie's Inc in $820m deal

US food giant agrees deal for organic ready meal trailblazer, as demand for greener foods grows at 12 per cent a year

12 Sep 2014

Put down the burger to tackle climate change, scientists say

Study recommends only two portions of red meat a week if the world is to feed growing populations and head off runaway emissions

01 Sep 2014

Nespresso CEO: Sustainability is a business imperative

Jean-Marc Duvoisin explains why the company has committed £330m to tackling climate change and is working with small holders in South Sudan

01 Sep 2014

Nespresso pledges £330m to become "carbon neutral" by 2020

Leading coffee brand brews up host of green supply chain and recycling commitments

27 Aug 2014

Kellogg's: It's crunch time for supply chain emissions

Food giant will force suppliers to publish carbon footprint and emissions reduction goals as part of a new environmental drive

14 Aug 2014

Wales flicks switch on largest food waste to energy plant

Biogen's £7.5m Waen plant in Denbighshire set to produce enough electricity to power city of St Asaph

05 Aug 2014

Energy efficient fridges could turn your ice cream green

Unilever to launch ice cream freezer cabinets that are 20 per cent more efficient than current technology

02 Aug 2014

Mars unwraps plan to drive global renewables investment

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

24 Jul 2014

Captured CO2 used to grow fish food

Technology Centre Mongstad pioneers pilot plant to grow algae rich in omega-3 for $10bn farmed fish industry

16 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

Bordeaux eyes up new market opportunities from cleaner estuary

From tidal turbines to restored oysters, Bordeaux maps out plans for a sustainable estuary

01 Jul 2014

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