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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Rewarding Sustainability

The European Commission closed Green Week 2012 by announcing the winners of its biannual European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE).

The majority of candidates are small and medium-sized companies, chosen by a jury of 20 experts from European and national authorities, academia and industry, notably the cleantech sector. In line with the European Commission’s push for smart and green growth, Environment Commissioner Janez Poto─Źnik called the environment “a source of growth and job creation,” naming UK-based retailer Marks & Spencer winner of the Management Award for its popular ‘Plan A’ campaign (because “There is no Plan B”) which put sustainability at the core of its business model with no green price premium and aimed to become the most sustainable retailer by 2015.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Plastic Soup Grows 100-Fold in Last 40 Years

The microplastic accumulation in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch has increased 100-fold in the last 40 years, according to a study published this week in the Biology Letter of the Royal Society.  This giant non-biodegradable persistent waste patch is around the same size of Texas and its impacts can be nasty.