Sustainability

Khe Nuoc Trong

Say it with flowers — or a green greeting card…

IT’S ALL about electronic communication nowadays, but the UK still produces 200 million greeting cards each year. And as with almost everything else, that...
Gorilla

Great apes benefit from guerrilla tactics from online community

REDDIT’s at it again. Fresh from boosting the share price of game retailer GameStop, the WallStreetBets community has gone wild, “adopting” 3,500 wild gorillas...
Melior products

Social enterprise brings hope and work to people with disabilities

TWO-and-a-half million Brits are expected to be unemployed this year, and there is concern about how disabled people especially will fare in the pandemic...
Volta Zero electric truck EV

Electric vehicle adoption: no longer an ‘if’, just a ‘when’

BV 's RICHARD THOMAS reports from Day Two of the EV Summit 2020 "OUR AIR will be cleaner, our children healthier, our contribution to climate...
Electric car

It’s all about power, and which kind the world really needs…

The EV Summit 2020 is in progress; BV specialist RICHARD THOMAS reports with a summary of day one THE EV SUMMIT 2020 comes theoretically from...
The Vegetarian Butcher

Unilever brands to push plant-based options as meat-free market expands

UNILEVER is planning to take a big bite of the plant-based food market. It has an annual sales target of €1bn for foods sold through...
Pomegranate fruit, cut open to show seeds

Seeking innovators with a hunger for sustainability

By HEATHER LEAH SMITH DRINKS and snacks maker The Wonderful Company has a biomass problem — and it’s offering a massive payday to the team...

Business for Peace award winners announced by ICC

THE INTERNATIONAL Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Business for Peace Foundation have announced the three winners of the 2020 Oslo Business for Peace...
Climate Change

Green Alliance says £14bn needed each year to meet climate challenge

THE GREEN Alliance think-tank says Britain will need an extra £14bn each year to meet its climate commitments. It says £9bn that has been spent...
PET plastic waste

Mutant enzyme can break down PET plastic in matter of hours

SCIENTISTS have developed a bacterial enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles for recycling — within hours. The “mutant” enzyme, engineered after being found in a...