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India’s culture of jugaad, or frugal innovation, has helped produce a wide range of sustainable breakthroughs. Are there lessons there for the rest of the world? Ian Thornton meets the innovators.
In an effort to reduce their environmental footprint and 'insure’ their businesses against the risks of a resource constrained world, more and more companies are introducing 'closed loop’ systems into their manufacturing businesses. But one company claims to be doing it on scale not seen before. Louise Bateman reports on Hewlett Packard’s printing cartridge recycling business that has seen it team up with a small, pioneering plastics recycling firm in Montreal, Canada.
Extending landfill bans to food, wood, textiles and plastics could save the UK over £3 billion in recovered resources and landfill costs, says a new report.
A 'top 50’ list of grocery product groupings responsible for the biggest impact on the environment has been published in a bid to help businesses accelerate ways to reduce the carbon footprint of everyday consumer items.
UK plastics injection moulder and manufacturer Invicta Group has become the first company in the world to develop cups, plates and tablewear made from 100 per cent recycled plastic.
Environmental consumer goods company Ecover announced today that it will launch the first fully sustainable form of plastic packaging, incorporating plastic waste fished from the sea.
A UK company that has developed an 'intelligent’ water control system is achieving massive savings for water companies around the world, but could be achieving more if water companies were better incentivised.
Sportswear brand PUMA today launched its first range of products made using the 'closed loop’ system of production.
An alliance of leading businesses, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, has today launched an initiative with the aim of creating £6.4 billion ($10 billion) of economic benefit through the reuse and repurposing of industrial waste.
Unilever has released a new aerosol deodorant that is half the size and cuts its carbon footprint by 25 per cent.
The dairy industry has signed an agreement that commits it to reducing its water consumption by 20 per cent by 2020.
The lifeblood of the UK economy – Britain’s small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) – is feeling the pressure of increasing costs of raw materials, with more than one in four SMEs facing cost-cutting measures because of the resources crunch.
Oliver Balch finds out how the food and drink industry is rising to the challenge of dry times.
Reducing waste and reusing resources could help drive the UK's economic recovery as well as benefit the environment, a conference was told on Tuesday.
The Isle of Wight will host the first Ecoislands Global Summit next week, a two-day event seeking to achieve something that has so far eluded most Governments around the world –clear goals on sustainability.