News, Blogs & More

Here is a selection of news and views covering environmental issues, including member news, changes to the law, notable achievements, and general information that are of interest to environmental professionals.

ethicalvegan

Law recognises ethical veganism

An employment tribunal in Norwich has recognised ethical veganism as a philosophical belief, which could have profound implications for UK employers. The case under examination…
plastic

Plastic use in supermarkets rises

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has reported that plastic packaging produced by the UK’s supermarkets has risen to more than 900,000 tonnes a year. Seven…
vegetables

Eating sustainably in January

For anyone who is interested in engaging staff to eat more sustainably in January (and hopefully for the rest of the year as a result),…
tobacco

Carbon offsetting not the answer

While Philip Morris tobacco may not produce the most ethical products, its environmental policies are surprisingly good. The Green Business Network has never discriminated about…
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Trial could reduce cardboard waste

The BBC has reported today that a French factory is trialing a new machine that will slash the amount of cardboard packaging for goods ordered…
glacier

Round-up -Madrid climate summit

The UN’s annual climate summit taking place in Madrid opened on Monday 2 December with  a rousing speech from Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General. He said:…