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Bud world’s 1st environmentally-friendly cardboard coffee pod

Sustainability and environmental considerations have filtered through to all industries, including coffee. While initiatives have launched to reduce deforestation, global-warming and over-fishing, a seemingly innocuous everyday item previously ignored is coming under increasing scrutiny from concerned environmentalists and consumers: single-use coffee pods.

In order to keep the coffee fresh, coffee pods (whether Europe’s Nespresso design or America’s Keurig cup) use a dense mixture of plastic

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Marine Conservation Society launches registration for the ‘Great British Beach Clean 2016’

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The UK’s leading marine charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), is looking for volunteers to register for a trip to the beach!

There’s no doubt that being by the sea makes us feel better, and the Great British Beach Clean (16th- 19th September) isn’t just a good day out for people who love the coast – it benefits the beach too.

The Great British Beach

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The Cheeky Panda Launches Bamboo Toilet Tissue Crowdfunding Campaign

They say you should never mix the personal with the professional – but that’s exactly what happy couple Julie Chen and Chris Forbes have done, pooling their considerable talents to form their very own start-up.

The couple are the brains behind The Cheeky Panda – a brand new business concept hoping to bring bamboo-based toilet tissue to the UK. The concept is currently the subject

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Jeremy Paxman warns at FPA Environment Seminar of UK’s litter crisis

Jeremy Paxman at FPA Environment Seminar

Jeremy Paxman, speaking in Solihull at the FPA annual Environment Seminar, set tone for the litter agenda in 2016 by calling on the whole supply chain to take action to tackle the UK’s litter crisis or face legislative action.

The ex BBC Newsnight anchor, speaking in his capacity as Patron of the litter campaigning organisation Clean Up Britain (CLUB) said that the UK is at

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Research On UK Public Willingness To Pay To Fight Climate Change

Just days after Prince Charles’ landmark speech about the perils of climate change at COP21 in Paris, new research reveals just how little UK citizens are willing to pay out of their own pockets to fight it.

In the first study of its kind, Tanya O’Garra and Susana Mourato of the London School of Economics and Political Science asked over 1000 adults how much they

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UK identified as Western Europe’s least green

Research conducted by insurance firm Staveley Head has identified the UK as the least green country in Western Europe, with a Climate Influence Index of 150.02 – that’s 750,000% higher than Switzerland who placed at the top of the pack as the greenest country. Findings also highlighted that Britons are paying the highest fuel duty in the region.

Staveley Head’s ‘Climate Influence Index’ score provides

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Routledge publishes guide to EU’s climate policies

Set against the backdrop of the 2015 UN Climate Change conference in Paris, this book will be of great relevance to students, scholars and policy makers alike. 

This newly published book, edited by Jos Delbeke and Peter Vis, was written to explain the EU’s climate policies in an accessible way. The book demonstrates the step-by-step approach that has been used to develop these policies

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Pressure on Australia on promise to restore the Great Barrier Reef

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee has voted to maintain pressure on Australia to deliver on its promise to restore the health of the Great Barrier Reef.

Today’s reef decision requires Australia to deliver “effective and sustained protection” of the reef from threats including reckless industrialization and pollution. Australia is required to provide a first report on progress in

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Earthrace Conservation on behalf of Empty the Tanks

Saturday 6 June is the 3rd annual Empty the Tanks initiative which this year will see 64 events taking place in 20 countries around the world including two in the UK in London and Manchester.

Thousands of British travel companies contribute to the sad lives of captive whales and dolphins in marine parks around the world by continuing to sell packages millions of British tourists

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Last Pole Collecting Crucial Scientific Data from World’s First Arctic Expedition

The Last Pole expedition, running from February to June 2016, combines an unprecedented polar journey with a crucial scientific mission. Team members will measure the way in which sea ice is breaking up – something which we know very little about.

It will be led by Jim McNeill, one of the world’s most experienced and respected explorers, who is recruiting ordinary people for the 800

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