Articles from Transform September 2018

Marriott hotels to eliminate one billion plastic straws

Marriott International has announced that it will remove one billion plastic straws and around a quarter of a billion stirrers from its properties acr...

Food and drink giants join forces for new sustainable cup

McDonalds and Starbucks have joined together to develop the next generation of recyclable and/or compostable cups for the benefit of the entire food a...

Mastercard leads industry with science-based emissions target

Mastercard has become the first payments provider to have a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target in line with the Paris Agreement approved by the...

Small families, big impacts

Ivan Cicin-Sain explains why family planning and educated women are crucial elements in the fight for a more sustainable planet.

On the right track

At Southern Rail and Govia Thameslink Railway, Sandra Norval helped develop the Towards a One Planet Railway Sustainability Strategy. She speaks to Ja...

Room to breathe

Simone Codrington reflects on Clean Air Day 2018 – and the importance of living out its message year-round.

What makes a professional?

There isn’t a universally agreed definition of what ‘being professional’ really means.

Earth facing permanent 5 ̊C temperature rise

Global warming could trigger an irreversible domino effect of dying forests, melting ice and hotter oceans that push temperatures up to 5˚C above pre-...

Global wind and solar capacity hits 1,000GW

Wind and solar capacity reached new record highs this year after breaking through the 1,000GW barrier for the first time, data from Bloomberg New Ener...

Mass extinction imminent if action is not taken, warns study

An unprecedented and irrevocable collapse in global biodiversity is imminent without concerted action to reverse species loss in the tropics, a first-...

Professional misconduct: out into the open

As cases of poor conduct at work become headline news, employees have shown that they are more willing to speak up. Catherine Early reports.

IEMA Code of Professional Conduct

This September, IEMA is asking you to renew your commitment to a central IEMA policy by signing up to the new broadened and future-fit code of profess...

September 2018: New regulations

The latest guidance, consultations and legislation.

Northumbrian Water fined following pollution offences

North-east water supplier Northumbrian Water has been ordered to pay nearly £34,000 in costs and fines following three separate pollution offences.

European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 published

The long-awaited publication date of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 has arrived, commencing the biggest change to UK legislation in decades.

Keeping the faith: interview with Jonathon Porritt

Leading environmentalist Jonathon Porritt is outraged by the government’s 25-year environment plan – but despite his bitterness at environment secreta...

The future of odour detection

Rick Gould investigates the development of electronic noses, which could help to detect odour pollution.

Gove: the real deal?

A year into his job as UK environment secretary, has Michael Gove given us hope or hyperbole? David Burrows weighs in.

Green healing

Health initiatives in parts of the UK are substituting social or green remedies for traditional drugs. Elisabeth Jeffries looks at the opportunities a...

Connect: Social and community news from IEMA (Sept)

Social and community news from IEMA.

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