Articles from Transform July - August 2019

Zoning out

The lack of consistency between different clean air zones is creating confusion. Dr Sarah Wixey believes a more coordinated approach is needed

July/August connect

Social and community news from IEMA.

Time to speak up!

Sandra Norval describes how public speaking can make a difference in the fight against climate crisis and wildlife loss

Assurances for an ambitious Environment Act

Chris Seekings examines the Broadway Initiative's recommendations for creating an Environment Act that is fit for purpose

A light in the darkness

Dr Jan Maskell considers eco-anxiety within the sustainability profession, and how we can build up our resilience to feelings of environmental doom

Soup of the day

Michiel Roscam Abbing talks to Kathryn Manning about how plastic waste is affecting ecosystems, and how we can create positive change through laws and...

Advancing sustainable finance

Finance plays a major role in shaping the world we live in. This is a crucial point given that we live in a time of political and regulatory change; t...

Wings of change: Aviation in a low-carbon world

Our recent industry roundtable brought together leading experts from fields spanning energy, transport, sustainability, academia, manufacturing and te...

The election diaries

The European elections have left me wondering whether to laugh or cry. The Brexit Party swept across Britain, all noise and beery bluster. That the pa...

Framework for the future

We have now reached a point where the truth of climate change is largely accepted. It was great to see World Environment Day's focus on air pollution ...

Coming full circle

Wayne Hubbard is spearheading London's drive towards a circular economy. He tells Huw Morris how the capital can be a standard-bearer in the war again...

UK commits to zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Prime minister Theresa May has announced that the UK will end its net contribution to climate change by 2050, compared with 1990 levels, making the UK...

Dismissed review against poultry facility appealed

An appeal against a dismissed judicial review of planning permission granted by Shropshire Council for an intensive poultry-rearing facility has been ...

Illegal waste site leads to prison and £314,000 compensation

The illegal storage of more than 5,300 tonnes of mixed waste at a site in Cambridgeshire has resulted in jail for one man, a suspended prison sentence...

July/August: New regulations

The latest legislation, guidance and consultation.

Majority of customers would pay more for sustainability

A survey of 6,000 consumers across Europe, North America and Asia has found that more than half would pay more for sustainable products designed for r...

Investors push for more climate transparency

An investor coalition with nearly $10trn in assets has launched a fresh push to ensure hundreds of companies are transparent about their environmental...

Make it British Live

IEMA was delighted to attend Make It British Live in May – an event showcasing British manufacturers and producers of textiles, clothing and homeware.

Eco-anxiety' on the rise as activist groups sound the alarm

More people are concerned about the environment than ever before, with multiple studies suggesting that 'eco-anxiety' is a real phenomenon being felt ...

Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

British nationals made up the highest number of UK slavery cases in 2017, with 5,145 potential victims of trafficking and slavery.

Sustainability Leaders Forum: Climate Emergency, Transitions, and the Challenge for our Profession

This IEMA Fellows event saw presentations from a range of speakers. Natalie Bennett, former leader of the Green Party, gave the keynote remarks, consi...

IEMA submits consultation responses under the Resources & Waste Strategy

In the UK we generate around 11.6m tonnes of packaging waste each year. In an attempt to tackle this issue, the government released the Resources &amp...

Sustainability in the age of climate breakdown

Greg Webster looks at work going on locally in the light of the need for radical change to help in a climate crisis

The road to microplastic-free highways

Members of the HTMA's Sustainability Advisory Group discuss the impact of the plastic used in highways management and maintenance

Circular economies and the built environment

Jackie Sharp presents some of the findings from the Buildings As Materials Banks project, which seeks to bring circular economy principles into the co...

Kellogg's 'upcycles' waste cereal into beer

Kellogg's has teamed up with Salford brewery, Seven Bro7hers, to minimise its food waste by turning discarded cereal into a new range of craft beer.

Sainsbury's launches reverse vending recycling trial

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's has launched a reverse vending recycling trial in it Lincoln superstore that will allow customers to exchange plastic...

Leading businesses launch 'plastic credit' system

A 'plastic credit' system similar to carbon credits has been launched by a group of leading businesses to support recovery and recycling activities wo...

Brexit: getting down to business

The timeline for Brexit is still uncertain. At the time of writing the withdrawal date remains 31 October. What impact will Brexit have on sustainable...

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