Tag Archives: Friends of the Earth

Costa praised for new recycling ‘racks’

Costa has won praise from campaigners for committing to a nationwide recycling scheme for takeaway cups. Friends of the Earth said Costa’s pledge to recycle coffee cups across its 2,000 UK stores, equating to 30m cups a year, was a “huge step in the right direction” in the war on waste, although it warned there…
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Government urged to act on coffee cups

Friends of the Earth has marked the one year anniversary of the 5p plastic bag charge coming into force by calling for new government action on non-recyclable coffee cups. It said the success of the plastic bag charge showed a huge appetite among the public and forward-thinking businesses to radically reduce waste and called on…
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New report highlights huge impact of everyday products

A NEW report today from Friends of the Earth estimates for the first time how much land and water well-known brands use in a year, and what’s needed to manufacture some of the products they sell.                     Based on modelling by environmental data experts Trucost, the…
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Cameron urged to give Paterson the boot

HUNDREDS OF wellington boots have been dumped on the steps of the Department of the Environment this morning by Friends of the Earth, which is calling on the Prime Minister to “Give Owen Paterson the boot" because of his failure to take climate change seriously.                   The…
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Quarter of public have cut back on meat in the last year

READY MEALS, and processed meat off the menu as generational shift in British diet becomes evident. 25% of British public say they are eating less meat than a year ago 34% are willing to consider eating less meat One in six (17%) young people say they don’t eat any meat   A quarter of the…
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Labour’s vision for a green economic future

NEW STATESMAN article by shadow chancellor Ed Balls MP   Tonight, at the annual Green Alliance debate, I will join an audience of business leaders, environmental campaigners and scientists to discuss Britain’s energy future.   Ten years ago, if you were attending a meeting of environmental campaigners and big business, you would have planned for…
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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall backs new food alliance

HUGH FEARNLEY-WHITTINGSTALL and a number of key national organisations from health, environment, social justice, animal welfare, development, faith and consumer sectors have launched a new alliance to promote the idea that eating ‘less and better’ meat is fairer, greener and healthier for people and the planet.                  …
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Friends of the Earth react to UN biofuels report

ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGN group Friends of the Earth has issued its reaction to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s report on the impact of biofuels on food security.   The report, which came out yesterday (26th June) confirmed that the production of biofuel from crops is having a ‘significant and direct’ impact on food prices and…
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The Political Print: Thatcher and NGO’s

WHEN YOU associate Margaret Thatcher with food the first thought that springs to mind is probably milk. Yet the Iron Lady’s legacy to the industry is far greater than denying kids a free glass of the white stuff.   Supporters would, with some justification, argue that the food system we now have – characterised by bountiful…
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MP’s urged to vote green not gas

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS have urged Liberal Democrat and Conservative MPs to back the green economy rather than a “dash for gas” in a critical Parliament vote tomorrow, June 4th.   On Tuesday, the much-delayed Energy Bill returns to Parliament. The Bill will shape the energy sector in the UK for the next 30 years and determine…
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