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Plan to make Loofah fruit replace plastic sponges

Plan to make Loofah fruit replace plastic sponges: A fruit that belongs to the cucumber family called a Loofah, can provide a sustainable alternative to plastic washing-up sponges. Aiming to encourage people to buy seeds of the crop, plant them and start washing dishes with sustainability in mind the National Trust have launched an initiative.…
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The key to net zero is tackling UK’s ‘polluter elite’

The key to net zero is tackling UK’s ‘polluter elite’: Changing the way of life for the UK’s wealthiest people, the so called ‘polluter elite’ could be the key to the country’s net zero journey. A new report by the Cambridge Sustainability Commission on Scaling Behaviour Change, following a review of existing evidence suggests that…
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Social Housing emissions to be slashed

Social Housing emissions to be slashed: A UK-wide heat pump project has been launched by Centrica to help customers save on their energy bills and to drive down social housing emissions. This project is set to replace existing heating systems in 600 homes across the North West, Midlands, North, East and South West with low…
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Google Maps to show more Eco-Friendly and tidier routes

Google Maps to show more Eco-Friendly and tidier routes: Soon you will be able to choose routes that include fewer carbon dioxide emissions based on traffic congestion and slopes while using the Google Maps App for journeys. The app will present the route that has the lowest carbon footprint if comparable options take the same…
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UK looks to greener flights with largest aerospace engine

UK looks to greener flights with largest aerospace engine: Rolls-Royce has begun constructing what is believed to be the world’s largest aerospace engine that guarantees flights will be greener. This green engine is being created at the British company’s DemoWorks facility situated in Derby & is constructed to deliver a 25% fuel efficiency enhancement as compared…
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World’s 1st facility to recycle every type of plastic waste

World’s 1st facility to recycle every type of plastic waste: Mura Technology has just revealed plans to construct what is reported to be the world’s first facility, to be built in Teesside, capable of recycling every kind of plastic waste. The British tech company’s plant, that is forecast to be up and running by 2022,…
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Ireland passes Climate Bill to cut 51% emissions

Ireland passes Climate Bill to cut 51% emissions: The Irish Government has approved a milestone Climate Bill by creating a legally binding goal of slashing greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 by 51%, equating to a 2018 average. The government additionally and unanimously agreed to tackle & reach net zero by 2050. As claimed by the…
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UK confers on environmental harmful chemicals removal

UK confers on environmental harmful chemicals removal: A consultation concerning plans to monitor, cut & eliminate harmful chemicals from the environment has been initiated  by the government. It has produced the most recent updates to its national plan for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), these are toxic chemical substances which are slow to degrade, may build…
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UK Green Homes £562m scheme for 50k households

UK Green Homes £562m scheme for 50k households: Over 50,000 homes will profit from new government funding to decarbonise the housing sector as the nation shifts to net zero reported today. The £562 million package will help over 300 local authorities throughout England & Scotland fund energy efficiency enhancements, which include solar panels, deep insulation…
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Veggie based 3D printed batteries may charge better

Veggie based 3D printed batteries may charge better: A new 3D printed recyclable battery could provide mobile devices with a higher capacity source of power by using electrodes created from vegetable powder. This is according to a team of engineers directed by the University of Glasgow, that has published its discoveries in the Journal of…
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