Guilt free flying? How airlines can achieve net-zero emissions

One of the saddest elements of the Covid-19 pandemic, writes Ashley Norris of Transition Earth, has been the way that it has largely put the brakes on international travel.  Yet even before Covid hit environmentally concerned consumers were already starting to agonise over their use of airlines. Airline travel accounts for 2.5% of global carbon…

Very few cities have ‘Plan B’ for weather extremes, warns CDP

Climate change is happening already and brings with it growing threats from floods, storms and heatwaves. However, a new report from charity CDP has concluded very few cities are prepared for the weather extremes that may be on the way. It has discovered that as many as 400 million people could be living in cities that…

8 Ways to Know If a Brand Is Actually Sustainable

Source: Netrun78/Shutterstock.com As you learn how to be more eco-friendly, you become more attentive to the goods you purchase. After all, while it’s important the items you use daily are eco-friendly, it’s not just about being a single person. It also comes down to the production of the goods, the mission of the company and…

6 Sustainable Startups that won Santander’s X Environmental Challenge

There’s a growing number of startups focused on solving climate change and more broadly Global Goals related issues. And at the same time, there are also a growing number of competitions designed to incentivise them. Earlier this year, Grupo Santander teamed up with the Oxentia Foundation to launch a competition to support entrepreneurs who have…

Product packaging less recyclable in UK than other countries, claims Which?

The packaging of popular branded products is less recyclable in the UK than in other countries, Which? has found, as research from international consumer groups reveals consumers around the world face barriers to recycling.  Which?, along with eight international consumer groups representing 1.8 billion people, analysed the packaging of 11 global household products, including Coca-Cola,…

Bridgestone announces tyre partnership for Lightyear Solar Powered vehicle

During a virtual event, EV automaker Lightyear and Bridgestone confirmed a partnership for the world's first long-range solar-powered vehicle, the Lightyear One SEV.  Bridgestone, which has 90 years of experience developing mobility solutions and tyre manufacturing around the globe, will provide the Turanza Eco Tire for the new vehicle. The tyre represents a melting pot…

2 in 3 customers want brands to do more reduce waste

More than two-thirds of consumers want brands to do more to reduce waste. A study of 2,000 adults found 59 per cent are ‘disappointed’ in those big names who still haven’t got their sustainability initiatives right. And almost half feel brands are not transparent enough with their wider sustainability goals. It emerged one-third of adults…

Brian Eno launches Earth Percent to battle climate change

One surprise stat that emerged a few years back was that streaming music resulted in significantly higher carbon emissions than at any previous point in the history of music. So maybe you shouldn’t chuck out those CDs just yet. Someone who is hoping to help the industry take the lead in the battle against climate change…

Brits more concerned about environment since pandemic, claims survey

New research on environmental sustainability reveals a marked increase in consumer passion for the environment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic with 85% of people across the globe now willing to take personal action to combat environmental and sustainability issues. According to the research commissioned by Mastercard, over two in five Brits (44%) are…

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…