What are LCAs and how could they help us spot (un)ethical products on the shelves?

From linear to circular thinking: two experts discuss how introducing a more holistic approach to manufacturing could help us consumers make greener decisions while shopping. Many are confused about the labelling on what are marketed as environmentally friendly products. This was confirmed by a study made by the European Commission which showed that six out…

FEATURE: Farm waste and mushrooms challenge plastic, concrete, steel

Isn’t it daft to use plastics that last for centuries to make short-life packaging? Now there’s an alternative – using fungi to bind farm and forestry waste into strong, non-toxic, complex forms. When the job is done, the material can be safely burnt or composted – and it even works for buildings … An unusual…

INTERVIEW: Hunter Lovins, wild horses and the way to a better world

Hunter Lovins is on a mission: to put the transformational technologies we already have to work for the benefit of people and business – and to re-create the economy so it’s no longer a machine for polluting the planet and devouring natural resources, but a mechanism for building and sustaining natural and human capital. American…

FEATURE: How carpet giant Interface hit sustainability milestone while keeping profits on a steady rise

Interface’s sustainability model shows that even large industrial businesses can reduce their carbon footprint significantly using innovative solutions such as recycling abandoned fishnets without compromising profitability.  Business leaders who claim profit and sustainability don’t go together may have to think again as carpet giant Interface have proven otherwise as it reaches major sustainability milestones.  The…

INTERVIEW: Can Greenland’s new prime minister strike a balance between an old world and a new economy?

Greenland’s first female prime minister, Aleqa Hammond, on climate change, boosting the economy and the tough decision to lift the ban on uranium extraction. All part of the ongoing development towards a new, independent, Greenland. The world’s largest island is undergoing major change. While global warming causing the ice cap covering most of the country…

How Londoners are finding alternative energy solutions: a case study of the new King’s Cross development

VIDEO: With rising energy bills and the aim to reduce carbon emissions on the agenda, people are taking to alternative and sustainable energy solutions that can save them money and reduce CO2 emissions. New developments in London are emphasising their environmentally friendly and sustainable features, such as energy saving heating systems and solar power installations,…