Green Industry : Newsfile

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  • Computers 'must be greener'

    10 March 2004

    Worldwide efforts are needed to reduce the environmental damage caused by computer equipment, according to a United Nations research group.

  • Fairtrade sales hit £100m a year

    10 March 2004

    She's no activist but Beth Jones of Ruabon in north Wales voted with her shopping basket against the global trading system yesterday.

  • Corporations hiding behind a mask of responsibility, says report

    19 January 2004

    The image of companies working hard to make the world a better place is too often just that - a carefully manufactured image - says Behind the mask: the real face of corporate social government, a report timed to coincide with the World Economic Forum of business leaders, meeting in Davos later this month (January 2004).

  • US companies link up for green power

    13 October 2003

    In the absence of support by the US government for clean energy, a number of major companies have taken it upon themselves to jumpstart the renewable energy market place. Curtis Runyon reports.

  • Coca-Cola plant 'devastating' say villagers

    28 July 2003

    Waste material, promoted by a Coca-Cola plant in India as a fertiliser, has been found to contain a known carcinogen, according to a BBC report.

  • World's biggest consumers can green the environment

    22 July 2003

    Spending billions of dollars annually on goods and services-often more than the gross domestic product (GDP) of entire countries-corporations, international organizations, universities, and other large institutions are key in fostering the shift towards an environmentally-sustainable world, reports a new study from the Worldwatch Institute.

  • UK companies win environment awards

    17 June 2003

    Five UK-based companies have been short-listed for the Business in the Environment Award for Excellence 2003. They are BT, Carillion, Shields Environmental, The Scottish Nappy Company and Yell.

  • 1000 UK stores to phase out risky chemicals

    5 June 2003

    The UK DIY retailer Focus Wickes is the latest major retailer to sign up to Friends of the Earth's pledge to phase out risky chemicals from their products. Focus Wickes follows in the footsteps of other DIY retailers Homebase and B&Q who signed the pledge last year.

  • Pipeline project puts human rights on the line

    23 May 2003

    A proposed £2.9bn oil and gas pipeline connecting the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean, which is currently seeking financial support from British taxpayers, could have serious implications for the human rights of the thousands of people living in the region, says Amnesty International in a new report.

  • Tetra Pak launches massive recycling campaign in Pakistan

    12 May 2003

    Tetra Pak, the leading packaging company, has launched a massive nationwide recycling campaign in Pakistan entitled "Proud Pakistanis Recycle".