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  • Lush news as natural beauty retailer’s cork packaging ‘carbon neutral’

    Natural beauty retailer Lush has been awarded its first ‘carbon neutral’ certification for its cork packaging. The so-called “Cork Pots” – designed to hold its shampoo bars – are made from the bark of the cork oak sourced from southern Portugal and are 100% natural, reusable and biodegradable. The Carbon Trust has certified the packaging […]

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  • Tesla and Walmart address ‘solar panel fire’ issues

    Tesla and Walmart are looking to address issues surrounding solar panels that allegedly caused fires at seven of the retailer’s stores, reports claim. It follows a lawsuit launched by Walmart, accusing Tesla of “gross negligence and failure” to live up to industry standards after the installation of the solar panels. In a joint statement, the […]

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  • Tesco to ban brands that use excessive plastic packaging

    Tesco has pledged to ban all products from its shelves that use “excessive or inappropriate” packaging in an attempt to reduce plastic waste. The supermarket launched the second phase of its ‘Remove, Reduce, Reuse Recycle’ plan, setting out four steps that will govern packaging design across all product categories. They include removing all non-recyclable and […]

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  • World’s first Museum of Fossil Fuels opens in Sweden

    From the sound of a combustion engine to the smell of petrol – they can all be experienced at what is claimed to be the world’s first Museum of Fossil Fuels in Sweden. Located in the capital city of Stockholm, the museum charts the history of fossil fuels, from the 19th century to the beginning […]

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  • Ed Davey returns as Lib Dem’s Shadow Energy Minister

    Sir Ed Davey has made a return to energy as the Liberal Democrats new Shadow Cabinet is announced. He has been appointed as Shadow Minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy by new leader Jo Swinson. The MP for Kingston and Surbiton served as Energy and Climate Change Secretary between 2012 and 2015 and in […]

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  • Urine for a surprise! Reading Festival pee and poop to be turned into renewable energy

    Sewage from the toilets used at Reading Festival is to be transformed into renewable energy. Thames Water said hundreds of thousands of litres of poo and urine will be collected over the five-day period, before it is transport to the Reading sewage works. The festival runs from Friday, 23rd August to Sunday, 25th August, but […]

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  • New energy recovery facility opened in Glasgow

    A new facility that will divert more than 200,000 tonnes of waste from landfill every year in Glasgow has officially been opened. The Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC) at Polmadie will use the waste to generate enough electricity to power more than 26,000 homes annually. The project, which has created 250 jobs and […]

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  • Air pollution exposure ‘linked to depression and schizophrenia’

    People who grow up in areas with high levels of air pollution are more likely to develop depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. That’s according to new research, which found a “significant link” between exposure to environmental pollution and mental health, especially in childhood. Led by the University of Chicago, the research – which used a […]

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  • Wales’ first electric bus hits Newport

    The first electric bus in Wales has hit the roads in Newport this week. Newport Transport welcomed the arrival of its fully electric bus, which will go into service around the city later this month. It is one of 15 zero emission single deck buses ordered by the company, which are expected to be rolled […]

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  • Fracking: UK shale gas reserves ‘significantly lower than previous estimates’

    The capacity of shale gas reserves in the UK could be “significantly lower” than estimates previously set out in 2013. That’s according to the University of Nottingham and the British Geological Survey (BGS), which claim the figures that were projected six years ago were based on a “desk top study”, using data from US shale […]

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