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Footwear industry wakes up to waste

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Consumer demand for sustainable shoes is prompting manufacturers to change tack

23 Oct 2014

Steelmakers must embrace low carbon shift if they are to secure their future

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Study suggests more efficient practices will be crucial in attracting investment into the sector

16 Oct 2014

Lego ends Shell partnership following Greenpeace campaign

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Toymaker will not renew current multimillion pound deal, that sees Shell-branded Lego sets sold at petrol stations, following a viral video against Arctic drilling by the green group

09 Oct 2014

How IKEA is furnishing customers with greener lifestyles

Swedish retailer is building on €1.5bn green energy investment to bring sustainable living to more than a billion customers across the world

07 Oct 2014

Vacuum cleaner manufacturers urge Cameron to back EU ban

EXCLUSIVE: Chief executive of Miele tells Prime Minister that the Ecodesign Directive provides a welcome boost to innovation

06 Oct 2014

Organic cotton demand could result in shortage

With many farmers yet to go organic, demand may soon exceed supply

01 Oct 2014

IKEA to sell solar panels in eight more European countries

Swedish retail giant set to extend offer already available in UK to Netherlands and Switzerland by the end of the year

23 Sep 2014

Decarbonising energy intensive industry: the future of the EU ETS and decarbonisation policy

EEF's Richard Warren argues those who characterise climate policy as a battle between clean tech and heavy industry, including BusinessGreen, are guilty of absurd simplification

19 Sep 2014

Tesla's battery Gigafactory lands in Nevada

Work on plant set to build batteries for 500,000 electric cars already underway outside Reno

05 Sep 2014

US opens first commercial-scale advanced biofuels plant

Project Liberty set to produce 76 million litres of fuel a year from corn waste

04 Sep 2014

Giant £310m wind turbine factory in Hull gets green light

Council says Approval for Siemens and Association of British Ports project will establish Hull as "the UK's Energy Estuary"

04 Sep 2014

New 'resource-efficient' T-pylons to be built in the UK

Mabey Bridge wins National Grid contract to build test prototypes of new generation of pylons using fewer raw materials

26 Aug 2014

Manufacturers warn carbon costs will force them out of Europe

Industry organisation EEF calls for greater protection for energy intensive industries from cost of decarbonisation

22 Aug 2014

Sustainable whisky brings Treasury and Green Investment Bank together

New £74m biomass project at Speyside distillery secures funding from government, Green Investment Bank and investor John Laing

19 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

AkzoNobel toasts world's first fully compostable and recyclable paper cup

Special coating enables cup to be recycled without damaging paper fibres, potentially slashing waste to landfill

11 Aug 2014

Manufacturers make a splash with £2m of water savings

New WRAP figures reveal continued success of voluntary Federation House Commitment

31 Jul 2014

BMW unveils robot-powering solar array

Auto giant becomes the latest car manufacturer to install a giant solar array at its UK factory

29 Jul 2014

Has waste hijacked the circular economy?

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

28 Jul 2014

SABMiller brews up ambitious new sustainability goals

Leading brewer sets new series of green targets, following success of initial sustainability push

14 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

Detroit Electric re-emerges with UK production plant

Company made waves last year promising the world's fastest production electric vehicle but had seemingly disappeared

27 Jun 2014

How Ford is motoring ahead with a water scarcity strategy

The automaker reveals how it reduced its global water use by 61 per cent to keep its factories running in water stressed regions

24 Jun 2014

Mini plant flicks switch on massive solar array

Oxford facility fits 3MW rooftop system across area the size of five football pitches

19 Jun 2014

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