Europe’s plastic water bottle producers have today announced they intend to raise collection rates of plastic bottles to 90% by 2025 — from 60% currently — as they join the global war on plastic waste.
For much of the last century, observers of the oil industry have debated when or if we might reach so-called peak oil — the point when the maximum rate of petroleum extraction is achieved.
Michael Gove’s Green Brexit idea means a lot of things to a lot of people.
Carbon emissions in the European Union increased in 2017, according to statistics released by Eurostat today.
London’s government-funded Boris bike hire scheme has cost taxpayers nearly £200 million over the last eight years, according to a disclosure made to Verdict under the UK Freedom of Information (FoI) Act.
Oil giant BP has posted a 71% jump in first-quarter profit, driven by a surge in oil and gas prices and sending the BP share price higher at the London open.
Norway’s giant $1 trillion oil fund made a loss of $21 billion in the first quarter of this year, its first in two years, after buying into volatile equity markets.
Volkswagen’s share price has jumped after the German car manufacturer posted its first quarter financial results today.
Some of the world’s biggest brands have signed up to an ambitious, voluntary commitment to reduce plastic pollution, called the UK Plastics Pact.
Rivers deposit 2.75 million metric tonnes of plastic into the seas each year, with just ten rivers contributing up to 95% of the world’s total waste.
Safe to say, there isn’t a great deal of good news about the environment at the moment.
New Zealand is to stop issuing permits for oil and gas exploration in a bid to reduce the country’s carbon footprint.
The boss of UK fashion retailer Asos has revealed he hopes to ditch plastic and switch to reusable packaging.
Rolls-Royce shares have climbed today after the company announced it was selling its German diesel parts maker L’Orange to US-based engineering company Woodward for £610 million.
Unless you live in Burgess Hill (or one of the villages surrounding it), a small town south of London, the chances are you won’t have heard of Charlotte’s Cupboard.
French police clashed with protesters early this morning as they attempted to clear the site of a halted airport project.
In a bid to halt its free-falling share price, electric car marker Tesla has released a statement saying it produced 2,020 of its Model 3 sedans over the last week.
The UK’s Department For Environmental, Farming, and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced plans to launch a plastic bottle deposit return scheme (DRS) in England.
German car manufacturer Volkswagen is to face trial over allegations of emissions fraud at London’s High Court today in what has been described as “the biggest consumer class action in England and Wales history”.
We’ll stop short of calling former Arsenal midfielder Mathieu Flamini the richest footballer in the world – that title is thought to be held by 19-year-old Faiq Bolkiah, Leicester City reserves player and son of the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah – but business acumen and a willingness to take risks has certainly propelled Flamini
The decreasing cost of wind and solar renewable energy farms could lead to a $28 billion investment boost in the UK by 2030, a new study by Aurora Energy Research has found.
Plastic waste in the oceans will treble in the next decade, according to a new report conducted by the UK’s Government Office for Science.
Royal Dutch Shell is to leave New Zealand as part of a wide-reaching divestment plan, bringing to and end more than 100 years of operation in the country.
Amid a global plastic waste epidemic which sees rivers deposit 2.75 million metric tonnes of plastic into the sea each year, the waste that doesn’t enter the ocean is finding its way into our bottled water.
Jennifer Doudna, inventor of revolutionary gene editing technique Crispr, expects the technology to transform agriculture and medicine.
Under 1,000 new electric cars have been sold since the beginning of the year in the UK, down 33.7% on a year ago, industry figures have revealed.
German car-maker Volkswagen is planning to give employees a 40% bump to their bonuses after profits and sales rose in 2017.
Lithium is one of the world’s fastest growing commodities — growing in value at around 18% every year, according to SQM, Chile’s largest lithium producer.
People in London and the south east of the UK have been urged to use as little water as possible after severe weather conditions led to burst pipes across the country.
A spike in heating use across the country has triggered a warning by the UK’s National Grid that the country is running out of gas.