Starbucks spearheads £1m initiative to boost paper cup recycling

Grants of up to £100,000 available to increase number of drop-off points and cut wasteA £1m fund to help expand and improve paper cup recycling facilities across the UK will be launched on Thursday by the coffee giant Starbucks and environmental charit…

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Councils stall on adding charging points for electric vehicles

Exclusive: funding cuts blamed as 107 councils say they have no plans to expand networkAt least a quarter of local authorities in England and Wales have put a brake on the expansion of charging networks for electric vehicles.More than 100 local council…

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Geneva motor show: six things we learned

Electric cars are here, autonomous vehicles are coming but petrol lives on … and then there’s BrexitWorld’s most expensive new car snapped up for £9.5mIn pictures – Geneva goes electric: 2019 motor showCarmakers gathering at the annual Geneva motor sho…

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Wiped out: America’s love of luxury toilet paper is destroying Canadian forests

Major brands’ refusal to use sustainable materials is having a devastating impact on forests and climate, new report saysWe’re all becoming more aware about the damage single-use plastics and fast fashion has on the environment. Yet there is one produc…

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MPs turn heat on ministers amid boiler installation slowdown

Critics warn of ‘chronic public health crisis’ as green initiative leaves homes in the coldCampaigners and MPs have accused ministers of leaving vulnerable households in the cold, as figures show installations of insulation and boilers have sunk to the…

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Ikea to sell refurbished furniture to boost culture of recycling

Swedish retailer expands old furniture exchange scheme as part of circular business modelIkea is trialling the sale of used, patched-up furniture in the UK as part of its efforts to become more environmentally friendly.An earlier trial in Edinburgh wil…

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