The paper takeaway or “to-go” cups that hold our morning coffee have long been a part of American culture. What started as an early invention for sanitation and convenience has since evolved into a modern question of long-term sustainability.
SAPIENS – Sustainability and Procurement in International, European, and National Systems – have been awarded a Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network (ITN) grant of €3.9 million.
Nestlé is spending CHF45 million (€41.17 million) a year on efforts to source cocoa sustainably, the food company said, also citing progress in reducing child labou…
A nationwide post-lockdown buying spree for electrical goods has seen the country’s largest recycling scheme record the biggest month in its 15-year history. WEEE Ireland recovered 3,763 tonnes of electrical waste in July – the equivalent of 12,800 fridges or 1.7 million small appliances – resulting in a new national monthly e-waste record. 58% (2,200 tonnes) of large and small items came back through free collection points at retailers, which saw an 18% annual increase on last year, attributed mainly to a rapid rise in sales of electrical goods.
MEPs moved on Wednesday (24 October) to ban widely-used, throw-away plastics such as straws, bags and cotton buds, putting the burden on manufacturers to recycle more in an effort to clear up ocean pollution.