According to a study published in by environmental charity Greenpeace, major UK supermarkets put into circulation 59 billion pieces of plastic packaging each year – prompting retailers to The post From deposit return schemes to plastic bottle clothes: Six UK supermarkets' recycling policies appeared first on Compelo Packaging - Latest industry news and analysis.
Plans by EU policymakers to ban single-use plastic (SUP) cutlery and straws is a step in the right direction, says a Greenpeace policy advisor. The European Parliament voted The post EU single-use plastics ban is a good step, but more work is needed, says expert appeared first on Compelo Packaging - Latest industry news and analysis.
Law graduates and professionals can now opt for a year-long LLM programme in Environmental Law, Energy and Climate Change, launched recently by Jindal Global Law School and WWF India keeping in view the necessity for such a course.
Tanzania's mining minister said on Monday Acacia Mining had been fined 5.6-billion Tanzanian shillings ($2.4-million) for alleged pollution at its North Mara mine. Acacia, majority-owned by Barrick Gold, is embroiled in a long-running tax dispute with Tanzania.
The Canadian government has announced a C$325 000 investment in the Mining Association of Canada's climate change adaptation project, which seeks to make mining operations resilient to a changing climate and extreme weather events. The project – Climate Change Risk and Adaptation Best Practices for the Mining Sector – will give mine operators the tools and knowledge needed to better plan for climate change in decision-making at all stages of mine life.
A third runway at Heathrow will expose 1.6 million people to "near constant" noise, according to an investigative report by Greenpeace. There could be up to 47 flights passing over London every hour (except during the night period) if expansion goes ahead. By overlaying flightpath maps published earlier this year with population data, Greenpeace found perhaps 11 million people lived in areas could be exposed to Heathrow noise above 65 decibels (about as loud as being in a busy office). About 1.6 million people live in areas closest to the airport; they are almost certain to experience noise levels at or above 65 decibels. Currently around ...