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New Innovative Approach to Tackle Air Pollution Announced

Thousands of people are dying prematurely from the toxic air they are forced to breathe every day. But now, as part of a new innovative project featuring the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), people across Europe will be asked to share their opinions on how to...


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Farm Animal Welfare Gets Investor Backing

Farm animal welfare has been supported by eighteen institutional signatories. The investors, who represent £1.5 trillion in assets, have released a statement on farm animal welfare, believing that it is potentially material to long-term investment value creation in the food sector. They are working closely with the Business Benchmark...


Bangkok - Bhumibol Bridge by Mike Behnken via Flikr

Bustling Bangkok: 4 attractions to add to your Bangkok bucket list

Bangkok never really rates super high on people’s lists of must-see places to visit. You never hear someone say – ‘Oh, I really want to go to Bangkok, it’s just so beautiful/mysterious/steeped in history.’ No, the thing that’s beautiful is when you’re not mugged after going out all day...


Motorhome by Dave_7 via Flickr

Invest in relaxation with a used motor home

One of things many people don’t fully appreciate about a motor home is the fact that there are so many things you can do with them. You can choose to go away on holiday, you can take some time off and just drift from region to region, or you...


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Creating A Sustainable Office: 4 Ways To Get Employees On Board

Sustainability has become a determining factor in customer loyalty, but changing entrenched company practices can be a hard sell with employees. How can you get them to buy in? You’ll have an easier time gaining employee cooperation if you introduce green business practices through personal integrity and leadership and...


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Will aviation contribute to achieving the Paris Agreement’s goals?

Crunch time for governments to strike aviation climate agreement this Fall Nations agreed in December 2015 to cut carbon pollution within their borders and pursue all efforts to limit increase in the global average temperature to 1.5 °C. But the Paris Agreement didn’t decide what to do about the...


Yesterday’s Headlines 23/05/2016

Yesterday’s Headlines 23/05/2016

In case you missed it, yesterday we published stories on insurance company Axa pulling out of investment in the tobacco industry, the new Scottish climate change secretary and innovative plastic villages in Panama. There was also news that the Public Services Act won’t be extended, cigarette packets have to...


Edinburgh Remakery, Leith Walk, Edinburgh.
19.5.16
The opening of the new 're-use superstore' in Edinburgh.

More info from Claire Munro at Zero Waste Scotland
07702976594
claire.munro@zerowastescotland.org.uk


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Scotland Embrace Second-hand Shopping

A company in Scotland is looking to reinvent second-hand shopping and repair skills in Edinburgh. The grand opening of the Edinburgh Remakery took place last weekend and customers got a real taste of recycling and reuse in the city. The Edinburgh Remakery was welcomed by a number of business-people...


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The Organic Market is Booming

The Best of Organic Market (BOOM) Awards, which recognise pioneering organic products, remarkable retailers and restaurants and bloggers who promote organic food and living, were held earlier this month. The winners were chosen by an independent judging panel of well-known chefs, restauranteurs, food writers and specialists, celebrity foodies and...


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Panama Village Tackles Plastic Problem

Plastic bottle waste causes destruction across the planet. Plastic takes hundreds of years to degrade, but it never erodes completely and it is often consumed by wildlife and marine animals. The Plastic Bottle Village is an innovative way to combat the destruction plastic waste can cause. The average consumer...


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Tourism Industry Protecting Our Oceans

World Oceans Day, which takes place on Wednesday 8 June, is a chance to celebrate our seas and remember that it is our behaviour that impacts on the ocean’s survival. Our oceans come under significant strain from every day from overexploitation, illegal and unreported and unregulated fishing, marine pollution...


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5 low tech ways your business can reduce go green and save money

There is no doubt that going green can save money for your business – as long as you do it properly. Not only does the UK government offer subsidies to businesses with low carbon footprints, but using energy saving devices will obviously lower your businesses energy bill. Becoming more...


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Countdown Begins For International Festival of Business 2016

There are less than 30 days remaining before the start of the International Festival of Business 2016 (IFB2016). The countdown was announced at an exclusive roundtable event at BT Tower in London last week. Britain’s business leaders came together to mark the date. The roundtable event featured an exhibition...


Motorhome by Dave_7 via Flickr

Invest in relaxation with a used motor home

One of things many people don’t fully appreciate about a motor home is the fact that there are so many things you can do with them. You can choose to go away on holiday, you can take some time off and just drift from region to region, or you...


electric car by Kārlis Dambrāns via Flickr

New Inventions that Can Change the World

We are living in a world where population growth is putting a serious strain on the wellbeing of our planet. The last two centuries have seen a mind-boggling sevenfold increase in global population, and with it an exponential growth in our food and energy needs. Pollution, global warming, deforestation...