Weekly Environmental News from Transition Earth

This week’s top sustainability/climate change/future of food stories from our partner site, Transition Earth... Impossible Food set to go public – News agency Reuters is reporting that US alt-meat giant Impossible Foods Inc is preparing for a public listing. The agency says that the valuation of the US plant-based burger maker is around $10 billion or more, substantially…

Tesco reaches half a million EV charges at supermarkets

Tesco's electric car charging network has hit 500,000 charges – providing more than 10 million miles of complimentary carbon neutral motoring, the supermarket claims. In partnership with Volkswagen and Pod Point, Tesco is installing free charging points at 600 supermarkets around the UK as part of its commitment to improving electric car charging infrastructure. The…

Easter Monday was the UK’s ‘greenest day ever’

While Britons were enjoying their Easter holiday, the national electricity grid recorded its 'greenest day ever.'  At around lunchtime, the carbon intensity of electricity fell to just 39 grams of CO2, the lowest level it has ever been. From a carbon generating perspective, this was the UK’s greenest day ever. The weather may have indeed…

Brits aspire to own vegetable patch more than luxury holiday, claims study

Eco-conscious lifestyles have replaced traditional status symbols - with having a vegetable patch and electric car now bigger aspirations than a luxury holiday. Research polling 2,000 Brits found having an electric vehicle on the drive (22 per cent), a compost heap (15 per cent) and a vegetable patch (24 per cent) are among the top…

2 in 3 Brits want more sustainable lifestyle following lockdown

New research released today by Auto Trader reveals that nearly two thirds (63%) of Brits are embracing their inner eco-warrior and focusing on leading a more sustainable lifestyle, as a result of the pandemic. As part of this lockdown-inspired eco-enthusiasm, one in five Brits (21%) is planning to stop fuelling around with petrol and diesel…

Online packaging putting strain on UK’s recycling system, claims study

The UK's recycling system is "struggling to cope" with a huge increase during lockdown - thanks to online delivery packaging. The study of 2,000 adults found a third have seen a boom in their recycling, with almost two-thirds (64 per cent) putting it down to being at home all the time. And 48 per cent…

Gen Z would spend 25% more on ‘green holiday’

Gen Z adults are leading the charge for green travel and are willing to spend 25 per cent more for an eco-friendly holiday. A study of 2,000 adults found a third want to be more environmentally and socially conscious on their travels, but this rises to 41 per cent for 18–24-year-olds. And while the typical…

Future Transport: e-bikes, scooters and Hyperloop latest

So what do you think will be the future of transport? E-bikes, scooters, the Hyperloop? Well, this week has seen a slew of new launches and innovations across the globe from companies which are aiming to deliver, greener, safer and more reliable ways of transporting us around. Ashley Norris of Transition Earth gives his selection…

L’Oréal unveils Water Saver for eco-friendly hair washing

  Courtesy of L'Oréal If you love your gadgets you'll be well aware that this week is CES, where literally hundreds of new consumer electronics products are unveiled. Usually, it's held in Las Vegas conference halls but this year it's all online, writes Ashley Norris of Transition Earth.  One of the…

Samsung launches solar remote at CES 2021

Samsung solar remote The Consumer Electronics Show, known colloquially as CES, is upon us, writes Ashley Norris. One area we will be looking for this year is the rise of the eco-gadgets that are designed not to guzzle up as much power and help reduce an individual’s carbon footprint. A bit…