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M&S installing UK's largest rooftop solar PV system

M&S solar panels at Castle Donington distribution centre

Project to fit 24,272 panels on distribution centre will make building almost energy self-sufficient during the day

23 Oct 2014

John West and Princes accused of backtracking on tuna commitments

A trawler near land surrounded by gulls

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

Government promises £5m boost for agricultural innovation

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Latest funding earmarked for projects that tackle food security and sustainability challenges

22 Oct 2014

Whole Foods launches environmental ratings for its produce

Retailer will rank fruits, vegetables, and flowers 'good', 'better', or 'best' based on suppliers' farming practices

17 Oct 2014

The Phone Co-op debuts Fairphone 'ethical' smartphone

Mobile phone co-operative secures exclusive deal to stock 'the most ethical mobile handset on the market'

15 Oct 2014

Confidence in UK's energy efficiency market gathers pace

New report backed by Green Investment Bank shows growing demand for energy saving measures from offices, schools and public buildings

09 Oct 2014

Tide turns to waste-sourced biofuel for greener wash

DuPont set to supply 'zero emissions' ethanol made from agricultural waste for Procter & Gamble's Tide Coldwater detergent

07 Oct 2014

O2 and Vodafone move to create mobile phone eco label

Eco Rating 2.0 will be joined by Orange in 2015, says Forum for the Future

03 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

Cameron's first-time buyers plans slammed by green builders

Industry concerned Conservative proposal to build 100,000 cheap homes ignores zero carbon standards

29 Sep 2014

Organic food sector enjoys sales surge

New figures show demand for organic products is up 3.2 per cent in recent years, significantly out-performing the rest of the grocery sector

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

Richard Branson steers new trucking efficiency drive

Carbon War Room publishes data on current technologies it says could save the trucking industry $40bn a year and cut emissions 20 per cent

24 Sep 2014

Hong Kong aims to halve greenhouse gas emissions

City administrator outlines plans to incentivise businesses to build greener buildings or reduce power use

24 Sep 2014

UK government teams up with big business for £144m deforestation crackdown

Two major new international schemes aim to help businesses develop sustainable forest supply chains

23 Sep 2014

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