Scientists from around the world declare ‘climate emergency’
The declaration is based on analysis of more than 40 years of publicly available data.
Just Eat trials biodegradable sauce sachets made from seaweed
The project involves 65 Just Eat restaurant partners who are using the 100% biodegradable Notpla sachets.
Scientists develop artificial leaf capable of producing clean gas
It’s hoped that the solution could eventually be used to develop a sustainable liquid fuel alternative to petrol.
Renewables beat fossil fuels in power generation during third quarter
July, August and September were the first quarter in which renewables outpaced fossil fuels since the 19th century, Carbon Brief said.
Marmite maker Unilever announces plans to slash plastic usage
The consumer giant said it will cut more than 100,000 tonnes of plastic packaging out of its supply chain.
Eden Project secures funding for geothermal power plant
This second phase would mean that Eden would generate sufficient renewable energy to become carbon positive by 2023, as well as aiming to provide heat and power for the local area.
Fast food giants move to cut plastic toy waste
Burger King and McDonald’s have separately announced moves to cut their use of the toys following increasing consumer pressure.
Can innovation solve the problem of microplastics in drinking water?
WHO is calling for an urgent reduction in plastic pollution to reduce the global population’s exposure to potentially harmful substances.
Top 5 environmental innovations to watch in 2019
What’s next in the world of sustainable technology? We’ve chosen five of the top environmental innovations to look out for in 2019.