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‘All-in’ DRS a ‘no-brainer’

‘All-in’ DRS a ‘no-brainer’

An ‘all-in’ deposit return system could generate £2 billion for the economy over 10 years.
'The cod crisis'

‘The cod crisis’

Warning from international marine body recommends a 70% reduction in catches of cod in the North Sea.
BOOM Awards 2019

BOOM Awards 2019

Soil Association celebrates the best of organic at this year’s awards ceremony.
P.E.A. Awards 2019 – enter or nominate now

Emergency on planet Earth

P.E.A. Awards 2019 will showcase everyday solutions to the climate emergency.
New report looks at the pros and cons of going vegan

Veganism Impact Report 2019

9.6 billion fewer tonnes of CO2 would be released annually if we all went vegan.
Recycling bags incinerated

Recycling bags incinerated

London recycling bags put in incineration bins as waste workers pressured to sort items in less than two seconds.
The Giki app can help you find better packaging

Find better packaging

Giki app is helping UK consumers get tougher on environmental impacts of supermarket packaging.
Platinum Awards 2019

Janey Lee Grace Platinum Awards 2019

If you work in the natural, eco or organic product or service sector, now’s your chance to be recognised!
The electric ice cream van

The electric ice cream van

This state-of-the-art electric ice cream van comes complete with a fridge, freezer and solar panels.
Plastic Free Awards – entries open

Plastic Free Awards

New awards to celebrate environmental heroes fighting plastic pollution.
Ditch single-use plastic this National Refill Day


Single-use plastic seen as ‘socially unacceptable’ – yet sales of bottled water continue to grow.
What the burger?

What the burger?

Lords Committee to hear evidence whether vegetarian ‘burgers’ are confusing consumers.
A plastic diet

A plastic diet

Revealed: human ingestion of plastic could equate to a credit card a week.
The biodegradable water bottle

The biodegradable water bottle

Game-changing compostable water bottle scoops international plastic-free award .
Harvest in Riachão das Neves – a region known as the 'Ring of Soy'

Deforestation for consumer goods

50 million hectares destroyed as companies disregard zero deforestation pledge.
Is this the UK's greenest meal?

Is this the UK’s greenest meal?

What's thought to be the lowest carbon curry ever created has been revealed.
Energy tariffs launched to grow the vertical farming industry

Vertical Power

Octopus Energy for Business has launched tariffs to grow the vertical farming industry.
Refills at Waitrose, Oxford

Refills at Waitrose

Waitrose & Partners trials refills of coffee, wine, cereals and more in a new vision for the future of shopping.
My Green Pod Heroes of the Season, spring '19

Top 5 Spring Switches 2019

Five simple switches that will help you spring clean your lifestyle, plus our MyGreenPod Heroes of the Season.
Why to buy organic

Why to buy organic

Organic isn’t just better for your health – it’s also an excellent indicator of fairer animal treatment.