Morrisons goes glitter-free to make Christmas more sustainable

The supermarket chain has removed glitter across all its own-brand ranges of greetings cards, gift wrap, seasonal items and plants in stores

Comic Relief launches its first-ever plastic-free nose

The charity’s red noses for 2021 will be made from a plant-based material called bagasse

ASOS launches its first circular fashion collection

The collection has been created with manufacturing techniques to ensure all fabric is used in the most efficient way

What part does biomass play in the transition to renewables?

Large-scale deployment of biomass has the potential to provide up to 15% of the UK’s primary energy demand by 2050

MEPS urge EU to tackle pharmaceutical pollution by making greener medicines

The calls for greener manufacturing and better waste management aim to reduce environmental impacts without affecting the effectiveness of the drugs

Sustainable rice label unveiled by UN-backed initiative

The Sustainable Rice Platform will enable consumers to track rice back to its origin country and ensure it is produced in a green way

Government says consolidation of pension schemes could enable greener investments

It suggests defined contribution schemes have the benefit of being able to direct funds towards longer-term, illiquid investments such as housing, infrastructure and green infrastructure

HP announces first net carbon-neutral printers

The firm cut carbon emissions per printer by 7.3 tonnes a year and says the devices are constructed from 30% recycled plastic

John Lewis puts landfill waste to bed with vegan-friendly, fully-recyclable mattress

The mattress is manufactured in the UK in a circular, carbon-neutral factory and is ‘completely glue and chemical-free’

‘It makes no sense to talk about hydrogen without talking about ramping up renewables’

Kaiserwetter’s Rene Mono says clean energy technologies such as wind and solar power ‘must go hand-in-hand’ with the use of hydrogen as a tool for decarbonisation