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  • London supermarket's plastic free zones showcase 1,700 products Business
    London supermarket's plastic free zones showcase 1,700 products

    Attractive looking plastic free zones have been introduced by London supermarket Thornton's Budgens store in Camden's Belsize Park. In 10 weeks the store has managed to assemble more than 1,700 plastic-free products, featuring everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to wild game meat.

  • Leeds students donate to the homeless while they recycle food-on-the-go Resource & 'Waste'
    Leeds students donate to the homeless while they recycle food-on-the-go

    An initiative from recycling campaign #LeedsByExample means that students at Leeds Beckett University can now donate money to the homeless while they recycle their plastic bottles and cans or paper cups on campus - and targets millennials who eat most on the go than other age groups but recycle the least.

  • Concept of 'deep farms' underneath cities imagined Food
    Concept of 'deep farms' underneath cities imagined

    Academics have patented a new concept that would see food production taken underground. The revolutionary ideas are being promoted by University of Nottingham academics Professor Saffa Riffat, Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences and President of the World Society of Sustainable Technologies, and Professor Yijun Yuan, Marie Curie Research Fellow.

  • Kellogg's to change all its packaging to reusable, recyclable or compostable Business
    Kellogg's to change all its packaging to reusable, recyclable or compostable

    Kellogg's has announced that by the end of 2025 it will be on track for 100 per cent of its packaging being reusable, recyclable or compostable, including a new reward-based solution to encourage people to recycle Pringles cans and the introduction of recycle-ready cereal pouches.

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Movers & Shakers

In Response to Recent Devastating Natural Disasters, BRE & CRS Unveil Emergency Relief Humanitarian Shelter

The increasing number and scale of natural disasters throughout the world, highlighted by the recent Hurricane Irma, has given rise to a collaborative exhibit by BRE and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) that was unveiled at BRE's Innovation Park in Watford.

The Society for the Environment's boss recognised for female CEO excellence and Society also gives out Honary Fellowship to university professor

The Society for the Environment has been recognised twice in the inaugural Female CEO Excellence Awards, with an award for CEO, Dr Emma Wilcox, and for the Society's environmental professional register.

Water treatment company raises funds for Sustrans cycling/walking charity

A water re-use company has turned kilometres into pounds and donated funds to a charity which encourages people to walk and cycle.

Leading names share their sustainability solutions insights at RWM

Speakers from M&S, WRAP, Adnams and The London Waste and Recycling Board will share their insights on future trends, policy and circular solutions. RWM brings together key industry stakeholders to discuss ways of unlocking sustainable wealth opportunities from the UK's resources. 

F&P reports 'significant interest' at AD and Biogas Exhibition

Green energy businesses are crying out for investment, and looking at the alternative finance sector to provide it, according to F&P Sponsors, the P2P lending specialist.

F&P Sponsors appoints new consultant to focus on green-tech sector

Peer-to-peer funding specialist F&P Sponsors has appointed former financier and specialist investment manager Edward Williams as a Consultant, to focus on supporting the funding aspirations of companies in the clean and green technology sectors.

BOSKER TO MARKET J+A IN THE NETHERLANDS

Jacopa's long-standing close relationship with Machinefabriek Bosker en Zonen BV (Bosker) has been further strengthened with a landmark agreement for Bosker to represent Jacopa's premier Jones + Attwood product line in the Netherlands.

FINANCE DIRECTOR DRAWS CROWDS AT WORLD CONGRESS

Jacopa finance director Peter Sargent made an impressive presentation to an attentive audience at the IFS World Conference in Gothenburg recently, with an authoritative overview of the rollout of the Company's highly successful enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.

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