Scheme put sustainability at the centre of school curriculum
UK-based Open-City has developed innovative ways to ensure sustainability has its place on the curriculum in their My Green School Lessons.
UK gears up for new eco-labelling on consumer products
The UK has launched an awareness campaign ahead of the introduction of a new energy efficiency scheme to help consumers buy green.
Hybrid bin lorries to hit the streets after partnership deal
BAE Systems has entered into an agreement with Dennis Eagle, the UK market leader in the refuse collection vehicle (RCV) industry, to integrate a heavy duty hybrid electric propulsion system into one of their cab vehicle
Carbon labels would help consumers and boost sustainability
Labelling products with information on the size of the carbon footprint they leave behind could help both consumers and manufacturers make better, environmentally friendly choices.
London's first zero-emission taxi takes to the capital's streets
London's first zero emission black cab has taken to the roads of the capital for the first time after years of design, development and testing.
Evolve Energy launches 24-hour energy efficiency centre
Energy management experts Evolve Energy has invested in a new Energy Operations Centre that offers round-the-clock support for thousands of buildings across the UK for clients to reduce their carbon footprint.
Green-minded firms helped with new sustainable buying tool
The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply has announced the launch of its Sustainability Review tool, to help organisations reap the full benefits of sustainable procurement.
Stagecoach invests in eco-driving technology
Bus operator Stagecoach has announced a multi-million-pound investment in a hi-tech eco-driving system for its bus operations in Scotland, England and Wales.
Pepsi develops world's first plant-based plastic bottle
Drinks' giant Pepsi has developed the world's first plastic bottle made entirely from plant-based, fully renewable resources.
L’Oréal USA boosts sustainable packaging of products
In an effort to reduce the environmental impacts of its beauty product packaging, L’Oréal USA, the subsidiary of the world’s largest beauty company, has introduced two important new assessment tools into the package
First iPhone app launched to warn of nationwide flooding risk
The UK’s first ever mobile phone application that provides the public with flood warnings has been launched.
UK's first retro-fitted homes to reach passive house standard
Greentomatoenergy has completed the renovation of two Victorian terraced houses in West London to the super-low energy passive house standard, reducing the buildings’ carbon emissions and heating bills by more than 80
British Gas launches into electric vehicle charging market
Energy giant British Gas is to break into the electric vehicle market after confirming plans to supply vehicle charging points for Nissan's Leaf electric car.
New UK electric vehicle network to be powered by green energy
A network of charging points to connect electric vehicles (EVs) directly with green energy is to be rolled out across the UK.
UK installs first grid-connected renewable streetlight
A trial of the UK’s first grid-connected solar streetlight has begun in South Mimms, Hertfordshire, undertaken by Connect Plus, the consortium tasked with upgrading and maintaining the M25.