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Unilever to cut down on plastics

Unilever PLC, the corporate entity responsible for brands such as Surf and PG Tips, has announced plans to cut down its use of plastics by half as it seeks to stay relevant to younger consumers.

UBS: Flight growth to halve due to environmental concerns

Environmental concerns have been cited as a major factor in the reduction of flights, with a UBS study suggesting flight growth could be halved in the coming years.

Top 10% of frequent flyers responsible for half of all UK flights

According to Department of Transport figures obtained by the Guardian, one per cent of English citizens are responsible for taking one fifth of all flights abroad.

Sainsbury’s vows to cut plastic use in half by 2025

The supermarket Sainsbury’s has joined efforts to reduce their packaging waste, with the chain pledging to halve the amount of plastic it uses by 2025.

No-deal Brexit could force increase in landfill waste

Concerns have arisen that a no-deal Brexit could see more waste sent to landfill in the UK due to the impact on waste exports to EU-based facilities.

Hampshire rail line first to be powered by solar energy

On Friday, roughly 100 solar panels began to supply electricity to power the signalling and lights on Network Rail’s Wessex route.

Carbon emitting cars must be phased out to meet climate change targets, MPs say

The Science and Technology Select Committee has said that emissions will not hit the UK Zero Net Carbon target by 2050 unless existing vehicles are phased out for greener alternatives.

Plastic bag sales in England halve in one year

England’s largest supermarkets have halved plastic bag sales in the last year, according to new data.

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