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  • High-speed rail service Eurostar will phase-out plastic water bottles from its business lounges during 2019, in a move that will reduce the organisation's plastics footprint by more than 100,000 bottles annually.
  • Ikea, Landsec, Heathrow Airport and PepsiCo were among the big winners of edie's 2019 Sustainability Leaders Awards, announced at an awards ceremony in London on Wednesday evening (6 February).
  • Costa Coffee began sending their waste coffee grounds to bio-bean in June 2016, and bio-bean now collects 3000 tonnes of waste coffee grounds a year from over 800 Costa sites across the country.
  • Amid new scientific studies outlining the climate impact of farming and increasing consumer demand for plant-based foods, land use for food production will face "unprecedented" scrutiny in 2019, Marks & Spencer's (M&S) director of sustainable business Mike Barry has claimed.
  • During a plastic-themed webinar late last week, representatives from Sky, Cranswick, Aquafil and A Plastic Planet gave their advice for professionals looking to eliminate single-use plastics from their organisations. Here, edie rounds up their key takeaways.
  • As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

  • With Google announcing a new £19m fund for businesses using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to address environmental and social issues, edie looks at nine projects that have already delivered notable benefits for business.
  • The Can Makers at edie Live 2019

    14 Jan 2019 The Can Makers
    The Can Makers is the trade body representing the UK companies responsible for the manufacture of beverage cans. Members work together specifically to promote the benefits of the beverage can and aid communication between the industry and its customers: brewers and soft drinks manufacturers, retailers, the packaging industry, media and consumers.
  • GO Outdoors, the UKs largest outdoor store, has contracted the installation of EcoCooling evaporative cooling equipment in another 9 of its stores. Working with installer Celsius Design, the contract was awarded based on the success of existing ECP equipment in 13 sites across the UK. 
  • From Aston Martin’s £50m investment in its Welsh electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing facility, to a new range of outdoor clothing made from littered plastic bottles, each of these projects and initiatives are empowering businesses and governments to achieve a sustainable future, today.
  • As part of our Mission Possible campaign, edie brings you this weekly round-up of five of the best sustainability success stories of the week from across the globe.

    Published every week, the new series charts how businesses and sustainability professionals are working to achieve their 'Mission Possible' across the campaign’s five key pillars - energy, resources, infrastructure, mobility and business leadership.
  • From growing "tentacles" to using staff as front-line communicators, the modern day sustainability professional can utilise a huge array of techniques to communicate their sustainability strategy in a way that engages stakeholders, employees and consumers alike.

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