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India’s culture of jugaad, or frugal innovation, has helped produce a wide range of sustainable breakthroughs. Are there lessons there for the rest of the world? Ian Thornton meets the innovators.
In an effort to reduce their environmental footprint and 'insure’ their businesses against the risks of a resource constrained world, more and more companies are introducing 'closed loop’ systems into their manufacturing businesses. But one company claims to be doing it on scale not seen before. Louise Bateman reports on Hewlett Packard’s printing cartridge recycling business that has seen it team up with a small, pioneering plastics recycling firm in Montreal, Canada.
Supermarket organic sales hit a nine-month high in February, after the horsemeat scandal broke. So could the food scare be the catalyst for the revival of organic sales in the UK and will it be the supermarkets or the independents that drive the growth? Matthew Zola reports.
The world shoulders a heavy burden when it comes to shifting our stuff. Can new approaches lighten the load? Michael Ashcroft weighs up the potential.
This week, the Government announced that London would host the Future Cities Catapult Centre, a £150 million innovation hub to help cities work more efficiently while lowering their impact on the environment. But plans to build a resilient economy in Greater Manchester, promising new jobs and energy cuts, are already underway. Emilie Beauchamp reports.
The Green Deal, the Government’s flagship programme for creating energy efficient improvements to UK buildings and homes, is set to come under the industry microscope at this week's Ecobuild, the world’ largest event for sustainable construction and the built environment. Matthew Zola reports.
'Changing climates’ and 'building our future’ are among the themes addressed in a major competition of environmental photography to be exhibited at the Royal Geographical Society in London this Spring.
What sort of business leader would ask a bunch if strangers to write a strategy? A very wise one, says Tess Riley.
Katharine Rowland seeks out the perfect diet for health, good cheer and the planet.
From sustainable food initiatives, to carbon credit scams, GreenWise gives you a run-down of its top 10 green business stories of 2012.
Among the obstacles in the way of the triumph of renewable energy, one stands out: the lack of cheap, efficient means to store power. Now, it could just be starting to crumble. Matt Scotland and Caspar Henderson report.
A new dynamic between consumers and brands could be a real catalyst for change, says Emily Pacey.
Oliver Balch finds out how the food and drink industry is rising to the challenge of dry times.
A few weeks ago Debonair Design opened its first eco showroom. The design and build company, based in Ealing, west London, has spent the last 15 years developing new residential builds and refurbishing and extending existing ones – and in the last three years, the company’s focus has turned increasingly to green building and eco-living.
A former piece of wasteland in Essex has been transformed into a fishing attraction, wildlife haven and model green business – with a little help from the University of East London and FLASH, a green business programme for London SMEs.