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Tag: Climate change

The plastic polluters won 2019 – and we’re running out of time to stop them | Environment

The beach at Muncar on the island of Java was revolting. The 400-yard wide, mile-long stretch of sand was feet deep in foul-smelling sauce sachets, shopping bags, nappies, bottles and bags, plastic clothes and detergent bottles. Bulldozers had cleared away and buried some of the huge mat of plastic and sand two years ago, but …

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UK firms urge Brazil to stop Amazon deforestation for soy production | Environment

Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and the UK’s largest asset manager are among 87 major companies and investors who have written to Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, urging his government to stop further deforestation of the Amazon for soy production. The preservation of the Amazon rainforest, a vital sink for carbon dioxide, is widely considered by scientists …

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BlackRock’s Larry Fink must think again over tackling climate crisis | Nils Pratley | Business

Here’s a good question for Larry Fink, the BlackRock billionaire, to address when he dispatches his lofty annual “dear CEO” letter in the new year. Is his firm guilty of “greenwashing”? In other words, is the world’s biggest fund manager, with an astonishing $7tn of assets under its roof, posing as a pioneer of climate …

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Ikea steps up drive to become carbon neutral with extra €200m | Business

Ikea’s parent company is to invest an additional €200m (£171m) in green energy and forest planting as part of a plan by the world’s largest furniture retailer to become carbon neutral by 2030. The investment is being made by Inter Ikea Group, the owner of the Ikea brand which is operated by a string of …

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Why Britons are now dreaming of a green Christmas | Life and style

Everyone used to call Helen Tandy “the Grinch” at Christmas. She would get odd looks and long sighs from friends and family when she tried to explain that she didn’t want gifts and wouldn’t be buying any either. Christmas crackers – “a horrible waste: a bang, some tat and then it’s all chucked away” – …

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Is carbon neutrality the silver bullet fashion has been hoping for? | Fashion

Tiny clutch bags, conceptual knitwear and carbon neutrality – the ideas that fashion chooses to embrace each season aren’t always those you might expect. But thanks to a recent shift, no doubt spurred on by the “Greta Thunberg effect”, carbon – as well as the practice of offsetting it – has become a hot topic …

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John Lewis trucks to run on carbon-neutral cow manure | Environment

Hundreds of John Lewis delivery trucks will begin running on cow power from 2021 as the retailer weans its fleet off polluting diesel fuel and switches to carbon-neutral cow manure. The retailer will begin using renewable biomethane made from manure slurry for almost 300 John Lewis and Waitrose delivery vans under new plans from its …

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