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  • Two years on from the launch of its global campaign to educate and inspire the public and businesses to phase-out single-use plastics, Sky's head of Sky Ocean Rescue Fiona Ball sits down with edie to discuss the transformational impacts the project has had both inside and outside of the company.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • The Modern Slavery Act (MSA) served to highlight issues of human rights abuses and human trafficking when it was written into UK law three years ago. But with half of UK businesses still pre-compliance with the Act, edie explores the impact it has had on sustainable business practices to date.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • As plans for next year's edie Live (21-22 May 2019, NEC Birmingham takes shape, organisers are pleased to be offering a limited number of ten new exhibitor packages when booked throughout November.

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  • 06-Feb-2019
    16:13
    Part two of our special 'vodcast', sponsored by E.ON, sees content editor Matt interview delegates and speakers from the final day of the Sustainability Leaders Forum, including representatives from E.ON, Siemens and the Woodland Trust to discuss what the new era of leadership will look like.
  • 06-Feb-2019
    14:48
    After an engaging panel discussion at the Sustainability Leadership Forum on 6 February, sustainability experts from Kellogg Europe, Whitbread, ENGIE and the Woodland Trust answer audience questions about the future of business leadership.
  • 05-Feb-2019
    15:20
    In the first of a two-part 'vodcast' sponsored by E.ON, edie's content editor Matt speakers from day one of the Sustainability Leaders Forum, including representatives from Tesco, Interface and Global Action Plan, to explore what the new era of sustainability leadership looks like.
  • 18-Jan-2019
    12:59
    As part of a week of action on single-use plastics and the launch of edie’s Plastics Hub, the Sustainable Business Covered returns for 2019 with exclusive, plastic-focused interviews with sustainability experts at Co-op, Surfers Against Sewage and Waitrose.
  • 14-Dec-2018
    07:58
    Sustainable business guests of Chrismas past, present and future discuss enchanted forests and South American cocoa fields, while the editorial team takes the 'big fat sustainability quiz of the year' in this festive special edition of the edie podcast.

 

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