Articles from Transform November 2018

Heathrow offers free landing for first electric plane

Heathrow Airport has announced that the first electric aircraft to regularly use its services will not have to pay landing charges for an entire year ...

PepsiCo to provide 100% recycled plastic packaging by 2020

Drinks giant PepsiCo will source 100% recycled plastic for some of its packaging lines by early 2020 after signing a multi-year supply agreement with ...

Retail giants join forces to clean up domestic fuels

ASDA, B&Q and Wickes have unveiled a range of drier, cleaner and more efficient fuel products to help cut the 38% of particulate matter emissions that...

Sustainability in transport projects: a consultant's perspective

David Fletcher, an associate at transport planning consultancy SYTRA Ltd, speaks to Laura Archer of IEMA Futures about his work improving sustainabili...

The growth of the circular economy in the North East of England

Marek Bidwell speaks to innovators in the North East who are growing the circular economy, and considers what we can learn from their success.

Expanding our influence

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: there is no better source of collective environment and sustainability knowledge than the IEMA membership.

12 years to avoid climate catastrophe

From ending the use of coal to eating less meat, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) landmark report warns that “rapid and unpreced...

UK support for foreign oil and gas a “staggering hypocrisy”

The UK’s climate targets have been branded “laughable” after the government announced it was considering finance for the expansion of an oil refinery ...

Plastic waste awakening to disrupt petrochemical market

A fall in plastic demand, driven by consumer activism and regulatory bans, is set to disrupt the entire petrochemical value chain, leaving billions of...

Connect: social and community news from IEMA

IEMA's November events.

CE: circle of influence

Emanuela Vanacore, Josh Fothergill, Derek Diener and Mats Williander explore the role ISO 14001 and BS 8001 could play in helping companies manage the...

IEMA to host at UNFCCC COP24

IEMA has been selected by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to jointly host an event at the upcoming COP24 climate ta...

2018 Talanoa Dialogue Platform launched

Further to IEMA’s confirmed presence at COP24, we have also submitted evidence into the COP Talanoa Dialogue.

New CPD platform in January 2019

Following great feedback from members about how we could make maintaining a CPD record easier and more valuable, IEMA is getting ready to activate a n...

Valuing the intangible

Catherine Early reports back from the 2018 Valuing Landscape conference, where landscape and built environment professionals heard the latest thinking...

Spotlight: Kamran Shezad

The sustainability advisor and congregation member of the Bahu Trust explains how the charity won ‘Best Green Initiative’ at the British Beacon Mosque...

Blueprint for a new Environment Act presented to Number 10

With the UK’s departure from the European Union just months away, IEMA and its members are working to influence the development of an “ambitious” new ...

IEMA assists with review of Modern Slavery Act

In early autumn, IEMA and our members were selected by the UK Home Office to contribute to a review of the world’s first dedicated Modern Slavery Act.

Nottingham waste firm fined for dust and odour breaches

A Nottingham waste transfer company and its director have been ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £71,000, following breaches of the conditions ...

Testing the waters

The shipping industry is waking up to the problems associated with fossil fuels. Katie Burton investigates the alternatives being proposed.

Constructing a healthier industry

The construction industry is starting to take employees’ wellbeing seriously, says Paul Reeve.

Environment Agency and eBay tackle online trade of illegal used vehicle parts

The Environment Agency has teamed up with eBay to tackle illegal car breakers who use the online platform to trade parts from unauthorised vehicle dis...

Dieter Helm: the straight talker

Top energy economist Dieter Helm has a reputation for not mincing his words. He talks to Huw Morris about Brexit, vested interests and why the UK is i...

Into the deep

Microsoft is under scrutiny over the experimental data centre it has established in the North Sea. Chioma Ibe considers the implications of the softwa...

November 2018: new regulations

The latest guidance and legislation.

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