31st July, 2019 by db_staff Wine2wine, an international wine industry forum organised by Veronafiere, is set to focus on social sustainability at its sixth event, due to take place in Verona on 25 and 26 November. Organisers of the annual forum said in a statement that they had decided to focus on social sustainability as the subject’s popularity “risks rendering it devoid of substance”.
According to the UK Green Building Council, the built environment weighs heavily on the UK’s carbon emissions, contributing up to 40% of our carbon footprint. Given the imperative to reach net-zero carbon emissions in Scotland by 2045 to tackle climate change, the property sector will need to play its part. Whilst this challenge looms large, the growth of modular and offsite manufacturing can provide a solution to the housing sector’s environmental impact, helping to create a more sustainable economy.
Marks and Spencer’s sustainability director Mike Barry has announced plans to step down from leading the retailer’s “Plan A” strategy.
Hoarding old gadgets ‘preventing circular economy shift’ and ‘spurring rare mineral shortages’ 21 August 2019, source edie newsroom The fact that most UK households are hoarding old digital gadgets with no plans to recycle them is a key barrier to implementing circular economy principles for e-waste, the Royal Society of Chemistry has claimed.
Once upon a time it all looked rosy – their bright buds a staple of parks and gardens. But sales of home-grown rose bushes have plummeted in recent decades as they are deemed ‘old-fashioned and twee’. Now, alarmed by the plant’s wilting popularity, experts have launched a campaign to revive the rose – with next month’s Chelsea Flower Show presenting an opportunity for a formal ‘call to arms’. Sales of home-grown rose bushes have plummeted in recent decades as they are deemed ‘old-fashioned and twee’ Celebrity gardener David Domoney, who is backing the campaign, told The Sunday Telegraph: ‘Young people see the rose as old-fashioned and twee and what their grandparents grew. So it’s time we…appreciated its versatility – its beauty, use in perfumes, health treatments and even in food.’
It’s the go-to meal for a visit to the seaside, but cod and chips could soon be off the menu, according to a new study. Researchers from Rutgers University have warned that rising sea temperatures will mean fewer popular fish species will be available to catch over the next 200 years. ‘While the species we fish today will be there tomorrow, they will not be there in the same abundance,’ warned Dr Malin Pinsky, co-author of the study. Experts from Aberdeen analysed 30 years of trawl survey data on cod, haddock, whiting and saith from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. They found that while juvenile fish in the North Sea and the West of Scotland have been getting bigger, the size of adults has been decreasing.