Green recovery: More than 150 multinationals call for Covid-19 aid to be aligned with climate goals

May 21, 2020 - Some of the biggest names in the corporate world have come together to urge global leaders to pursue an economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis that advances a net zero economy, adding significant clout to recent calls for green stimulus packages to be fast-tracked.

The end of plastic? New plant-based bottles will degrade in a year

May 21, 2020 - Carlsberg and Coca-Cola back pioneering project to make ‘all-plant’ drinks bottles. Beer and soft drinks could soon be sipped from “all-plant” bottles under new plans to turn sustainably grown crops into plastic in partnership with major beverage makers.

Market for bioplastics growing fast

Mar 3, 2020 - Polylactic acids, starch blends, cellulose, and other bioplastics achieve significantly higher growth rates than conventional standard plastics made of mineral oils or natural gases, the German market research institute Ceresana reports.

BBI JU publishes Call for Proposals 2020

Mar 3, 2020 - The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) will open its seventh Call for Proposals on 15 April 2020. The indicative budget is € 87 million. This may be topped up by unused BBI JU appropriations from previous years.

Accountants urged to help firms worldwide combat climate crisis

Mar 3, 2020 - ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) and other industry groups want climate risk to be integrated into company audits.