Rethinking food waste as a resource

Food “waste” should be rethought as a valuable resource which can be used to create value and combat climate change

How impact investing can tackle the plastic crisis

impact investing scheme woman at eco-friendly stove

Profit-for-purpose organisation ClimateCare is creating mini economies that deliver social and environmental benefits in hard-to-reach areas

Plastic waste reduction is top of the global agenda

Inaction is not an option as government and the packaging industry strive to cut waste and introduce a circular economy

Costa Rica turns fire on plastic waste

Volunteer clearing plastic waste Costa Rica

The Central American country of Costa Rica is proud of its green credentials – now it wants to eliminate single-use plastics

Linking food and energy to save water

Amazon River

The interdependence of water, energy and food resources requires co-ordinated policies and improved management

6 new technologies cutting carbon footprint

Ingenious new technologies are helping to cut carbon footprint, as Jim McClelland discovers

Taking ownership of the energy equation

The world is caught on the twin horns of an energy and emissions dilemma, says Schneider Electric

Time for change

The waste and business sectors need to work together in new ways if they want to exploit the commercial opportunities within the “circular economy”, says Paul Cox, managing director of Reconomy