Eco ad ‘halo effect’ misleads consumers

Words such as ‘natural’ and green imagery in food and drink ads can instil an eco-friendly ‘halo effect’ in the minds of consumers, according...

Innovation Zero: The UK’s largest net zero congress

When and where: 30 April – 1 May 2024 | Olympia, London Key stats: 12,000 attendees | 600+ speakers | 350+ exhibitors | 200+ content...

Kebony: carving out the future for sustainable timber

Kebony is regarded as a market leader in the production of tropical hardwood alternatives. Marc Schneider PhD, inventor of its innovative dual modification™ technology,...

Tackling global plastic waste…with chewing gum and old fridge parts

A Heriot-Watt University academic explores new materials for sustainable mass production of LFTs. Discarded chewing gum, collected from UK streets, has been used to produce...

Waste Management rules and regs: what every business should know

It can be hard to keep up with ever-changing legislation, but keeping an eye on business waste management is crucial to avoid falling foul...

Pre-loved furniture polished into new life

Thousands of furniture items end up in landfill each year, when most could be refurbished, reused, and widely distributed to those in need. Circular Communities...

Supporting women’s jobs in clean energy sector

A new report highlights how women are still severely under-represented in the African clean energy sector. Insights from over 150 professionals across sub-Saharan Africa are...

The energy sector will thrive through HPC: even with end of Moore’s Law

High-Performance Computing (HPC), has become critical in assisting the energy sector, offering the capability to analyse complex data, simulate intricate processes, and optimise operations....

Chimney soot and newspaper could boost Kenyan crops

A low-cost sensor system to detect nutrients and improve soil fertility aims to tackle food insecurity in Kenya. The project takes inspiration from ancient art...

Planet-saving reasons we should fight our fear of bugs

By the end of the century, up to 40% of the world’s insect species may be extinct, so it’s critical to appreciate how conserving...

Rethinking strategy for the net zero transition

Traditional tactics are no longer enough, say Yassir Ahmed, Principal, and Johann Franke, Director at Marakon. Transitioning the world to net zero will require successfully...

Affordable housing group builds first net zero homes

Legal & General Affordable Homes is building its first net zero homes in Essex. The 100% affordable scheme is being delivered by Legal & General...