Co-op unveils 'compostable' bags as it plots single-use plastics ban

Co-op unveils 'compostable' bags as it plots single-use plastics ban

businessgreen.com 21 Sep '18, 11pm

The Co-op has announced plans to ban single-use, own-brand plastic products and reduce overall use of plastic packaging across its stores as part of a five-year strategy aimed at cutting pollution, tackling food waste, reducing greenhouse gases, and saving energy. Announced today, the blueprint sets out how the Co-op will cut down on plastic packaging, rollout compostable carrier bags, and stop using hard-to-recycle materials such as black plastic, which is harder for recycling machines to detect and often ends up in landfill or energy recovery plants. Related articles Co-op unveils 'compostable' bags as it plots single-use plastics ban G7...

Donald Trump just called himself an environmentalist. Wait, what?

grist.org 21 Sep '18, 7pm
Donald Trump just called himself an environmentalist. Wait, what?

President Trump was in Las Vegas on Thursday evening headlining Nevada Senator Dean Heller’s reelection event. Heller is currently high on th...

Why Michigan’s Decision to ‘Ban the Box’ is So Important https://t.co/eMw12u9eSp

care2.com 21 Sep '18, 10pm
Why Michigan’s Decision to ‘Ban the Box’ is So Important https://t.co/eMw12u9eSp

You’ve unfortunately had a run-in with the law. Having served your time, you’re now back out in the world and looking for a steady job to sta...

Relaxed Environmental Regulations Heighten Risk During Natural Disasters

desmogblog.com 21 Sep '18, 6pm

By Brian J. Gerber and Melanie Gall , Arizona State University Heavy rains following Hurricane Florence have raised concerns over the release...

Pipeline Leaks 63,840 Gallons of Produced Water in North Dakota

ecowatch.com 21 Sep '18, 4pm

A pipeline released 63,840 gallons (1,520 barrels) of produced water that contaminated rangeland in Dunn County, North Dakota, the Bismarck T...

Energy

Origami inspires highly efficient solar steam generator

Origami inspires highly efficient solar steam generator

solardaily.com 21 Sep '18, 3pm

Although these devices are fairly efficient, they still lose energy by heat dissipation from the material into the air. Peng Wang and colleag...

Indiana Energy Company Eyes Coal-To-Renewables Transition

solarindustrymag.com 21 Sep '18, 5pm

Northern Indiana Public Service Co. LLC (NIPSCO), a subsidiary of NiSource Inc., is eyeing the accelerated retirement of coal and a transitio...

@PrecisionXYZ to Present on #Drones, #IOT and Mapping at #SPICon.

altenergymag.com 21 Sep '18, 4pm

-Precision XYZ, the only drone service provider focused exclusively on the solar sector, will formally launch and demo next week at Solar Pow...

Transportation

All-electric Mercedes-Benz truck for heavy-duty distribution

electricvehiclesresearch.com 19 Sep '18, 11pm
All-electric Mercedes-Benz truck for heavy-duty distribution

Actros is used as the basis for the eActros. Otherwise the vehicle architecture has been configured specifically for an electric drive system...

Fashion

Pakistan added to Primark cotton programme

ecotextile.com 20 Sep '18, 11pm
Pakistan added to Primark cotton programme

DUBLIN – Following a successful first year of retailing apparel which incorporates cotton from the company’s Sustainable Cotton Programme, Pr...

How did the Amur Falcon go from being hunted to protected?

birdlife.org 21 Sep '18, 8pm
How did the Amur Falcon go from being hunted to protected?

Amur Falcons Falco amurensis are incredible long-distance migrants. During their travels from...

DRC’s Garamba National Park: The last giraffes of the Congo -

news.mongabay.com 21 Sep '18, 11pm
DRC’s Garamba National Park: The last giraffes of the Congo -

Today there are only 46 giraffes left in Garamba National Park, in Northeastern Democratic Re...

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