IKEA to stop selling non-rechargeable alkaline batteries by 2021

The initiative aims to inspire consumers to make a switch to rechargeable batteries and reduce waste at home

Could ‘world’s first’ 100% compostable bamboo plasters heal the planet’s wounds?

James Dutton, Founder of Nutricare spoke to FNZ about the business he created after an allergic reaction of his son to common plastic dressings

National Grid commits to reduce Scope 3 emissions by 20% before 2030

The system operator has also pledged to cut Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 80% in the next decade

Plastic straws to be banned in England from tomorrow

The ban applies to all businesses that supply these products, including manufacturers and retailers

Tesco commits to tripling alternative meat sales by 2025

The commitment is part of the retailer’s collaboration with WWF that aims to reduce the environmental impact of food production

‘Habit, hassle and fear of the unknown pose barriers to sustainable behaviours’

That’s according to Gerdien de Vries, Director of TU Delft Energy Transition Lab who spoke to FNZ about the psychological barriers of green behaviours

Amazon introduces Climate Pledge labels to help customers shop more sustainably

Products that have one or more of 19 sustainability certifications will be labelled as ‘Climate Pledge Friendly’

‘Light bulb moment came when we learned 90% of the wipes sold in the UK contain plastic’

That’s according to Guy Fennell, who spoke to FNZ about Pura, the company he launched with his wife Abi to make 100% plastic-free baby wipes

German asset manager to make entire portfolio carbon-neutral

Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate plans to convert all of its 126 properties to green electricity and ‘carbon-neutral’ natural gas

Nordic drinks brand firm uses oat hulls as biofuel to curb carbon footprint

Altia has already used the oatmill by-product as a biofuel for one of its plants and decreased emissions by 1,000 tonnes in three months