B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman and Green Party of B.C. Leader Andrew Weaver have been honoured at the Clean50 awards.
Tam will be speaking at an event in London designed to highlight how sustainability can be put into practice in the wine industry. Find out more, and see Tam’s long article on the topic, republished free today. The Future of Wine Forum takes place all day on 4 November in London at The Conduit Club. Leading winemakers, retailers and industry executives will come together for a one-day business meeting to discuss why and how sustainability matters in wine
Most electricity is still produced through the burning of fossil fuels and is responsible for 49% of the carbon emitted into the atmosphere. All software, from the applications running on your smartphone to the training of machine learning models running in data centers, consumes electricity in its execution. One of the best ways we can reduce electricity consumption and the subsequent emissions of carbon pollution made by our software is to make our applications more energy efficient.
From 1st January, a series of changes in the Common Agriculture Policy have been in effect. Agreed on 12th December, the so-called Omnibus was entered into the official EU record on 29th December. These changes are variously described as simplifications or improvements. However, as we’ve outlined, much of what’s been changed is a step backwards, with changes in Ecological Focus Areas to reduce the ecological dimension in particular being problematic. A positive in this regressive legislation is, however, the scope given to member states to define permanent grassland differently. This could well impact positively on upland farming, on High Nature Value farming, or agroforestry; it could reduce scrub fires and make farming more viable in upland areas in general. However momentum would need to develop in member states to encourage this.
An Ecovend reverse vending machine or an RVM is a recycling device with integrated technology that accepts used (empty) beverage containers in return for a monetary or non-monetary reward – these can be for example vouchers, discounts or even charitable donations. Our machines collect, sort, compact and store bottles and cans ready for onward recycling. This provides a simple and effective solution to beverage container waste. RVMs have gained signiﬁcant popularity in the last ﬁve years. Impressive levels of user engagement across Europe has led to up to 97% beverage container recycling waste in some countries.